Matthew 26:12-13 “For in pouring this fragrant oil on my body, she did it for my burial. Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her”
When Mary Magdalene poured a jar of very expensive Alabaster oil on Jesus, the disciples felt it was a waste since the oil was too expensive. They argued that the oil could have been sold and the money given to the poor. But Jesus told them that, for pouring the oil on His body, Mary would always have her name mentioned whenever the gospel is preached and that was to be told of her as her memorial. What Mary did is what I term as doing something crazy for the Lord. She knew how expensive the oil was but she never thought twice about it before pouring it on Jesus. As a believer what have you done for the Lord? As a child of God what have you done that will be used as your memorial? It is true that not all of us can do something expensive as Mary Magdalene did but, in your own small way, you can also do something for the Lord. Maybe you are reading this devotional and asking yourself, “What can someone like me do for the Lord?” It is not only about your money but the service you render for the work of the Lord to go on. Maybe it can be arranging chairs or cleaning of your church premises. Maybe people might criticize you for what you are doing just as the disciples did with Mary, but you should not be perturbed. Whilst the disciples were criticizing, it was causing a memorial for her in the presence of Jesus, and just as Jesus said, we are reading about her actions over two thousand years. Next time you feel like doing something crazy for the Lord, do not allow anyone to stop you. Do not allow the comments of people to discourage you from doing something crazy for the Lord. What you do for the Lord can either be with your wealth or with your strength and knowledge. Whichever way, make it a point to do something for the Lord.
Confession for Today
I decree and declare not to allow anybody to discourage me from rendering services for the work of the Lord to go on in the name of Jesus.