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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

“…a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard. Then she broke the flask and poured it on His head” (Mark 14:3).

I discovered that I have an alabaster flask!  You have one too.  You can’t see it, but if you could it would be shaped like your heart.  It is designed to hold what is most costly, most pure, most fragrant—priceless—and to be altogether broken and spilt over Jesus.

In Mary’s time, an alabaster flask filled with fragrant oil would be treasured by a bride for one purpose—that some day she would break it open and empty it out on the feet of the one asking for her in marriage.  It was a way of saying, “Yes.” 

Jesus has asked for you.  Say, “Yes” with all your heart.  Take your alabaster flask and never mind those who would put a price on it, as they did on Mary’s.  They do not understand pricelessness.  Break your flask open and anoint Him with all that is in you and all that you have.  It may look like a waste to some, but not to the Bridegroom.  He is filled with joy to overflowing when His Bride says “Yes,” knowing that what is priceless only keeps its value if it is purely given. 

Bride of Christ, your alabaster flask is filled with priceless oil, the essence of the Spirit.  Pour out on Him what He has put in you; nothing more, nothing less.  Not a drop will be wasted or undervalued.

By: Carolyn Roehrig

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