While Jesus was in Bethany … a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head… When the disciples saw it, they were indignant … But Jesus said to them, ‘Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me.”

Matthew 26:6-10

The disciples criticised Mary’s devotion and timing. But the Lord understood what she felt, called it beautiful, and said her deed would be told with his gospel—still read by us today. Let us show our devotion this morning by offering beautiful thoughts about our Lord Jesus. Let the aroma from them fill the Holy Place and be pleasing to our God.

Daily Reading: Leviticus 10