Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.” But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”
by: Cheryl Steele.
Our faithful God loves to reward faithful devotion to Him. This woman was a true example of how some small act that we perform can have a resounding impact on our friends and neighbors without our even being aware of it. How could she have known that her act would be forever linked with the telling of the gospel? She did not do this to gain fame or notoriety. She did it as an act of humble worship of her Lord. All that we do should be with the goal of bringing honor and glory to our Lord and Savior, not to ourselves.