Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Not forgetting who we were

In Luke 7:36-50 there is the story of the woman that washed and anointed the feet of Jesus. She wept and her tears fell on His feet and she wiped them with her hair. Then, she took an alabaster box of ointment and anointed His feet with it. Being in a Pharisees house, the Pharisee said within himself that if Jesus was a prophet He would know what kind of woman was touching Him. Then Jesus knowing his thoughts begins to tell Peter a story, that a creditor had two debtors one owing much more than the other. The creditor knowing that they could not pay their debt forgave them both. Then Jesus asks Peter, which one would love the creditor more the one who owed less or the one who owed more. Peter says the one who owed the most.

Jesus then compares this story to the woman who is washing and anointing His feet with oil. In verse 47 He says,
"Wherefore I say unto thee, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much; but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little."

-- Sometimes it is easy to forget where we were before we met the Lord and from how much He forgave and cleansed us. This woman poured out her love and appreciation on Jesus as the Son of God, the One whom she knew could forgive and cleanse her sins. Lets never lose that love that appreciates how much the Lord has forgiven and washed us from. Amen

Father we praise You today and we thank You for sending Your Son to earth, and Jesus we thank You for Your forgiveness and washing. You forgave and embraced me even when I did not want You. I love You Lord Jesus, thank You. Amen

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