What is a Alabaster box?
It is described as a box made from alabaster, a beautiful beige smooth stone.
In the days of Jesus it was used to hold expensive oils and perfumes.
(The "box" was more jar shaped. )
This morning I was listening to my play list and the song Alabaster box came on. I have listened to this song several times and today it ministered to my heart in such a different way.
The lyrics that stopped me in my tracks.......
" I spent my days pouring my life without measure. Into a little treasure box I though I had found."
I had in the past been giving the world my everything and not Jesus.......
~Wow...huge eye opener~
My box did not contain a beautiful fragrant oil for my Lord. It was a box filled with contempt,anger, pain, jealously and judgmental words.
A box of sin and selfish ways........
There was no praise in my box.
~ I am sorry Lord.....
There were many unyoked relationships that torn me down.....
I had placed pieces of my heart hidden behind a wall....
I had no praise in my box........
I continued to listen to the words, more intently than before.
" Until the day when Jesus came to me and healed my soul with the wonder of his touch."
Simply beautiful words.
He did find me.
Just as I was, healed my soul and touched my heart.
3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
Mary Magdalene broke her alabaster jar at the feet of Jesus. She gave him her most costly possession, as the oil was worth possibly a years wages.
What's in your Alabaster box?
Are you willing to break it at the feet of Jesus?
Are you willingly to give him all you costly oils and perfumes (possessions)?
Regardless of what the "world" says to you and about you???
Will you pour your oil of praise on him??