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The Potter's Clay

Scripture, Theology, the Christian worldview, and other ramblings.

01 March 2006

Come to Christ as Mary Magdalene did!

--Jonathan Edwards, "Directions How to Conduct Yourself
in Your Christian Course"--A Letter addressed to a young
lady in the year 1741

"There was a woman who was a notorious sinner in that city.
When she learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's
home, she took an alabaster jar of perfume and knelt at His
feet behind Him. She was crying and began to wash His feet
with her tears and dry them with her hair. Then she kissed
His feet over and over again, anointing them constantly
with the perfume." (Luke 7:37-38)

When you engage in the duty of prayer, or come to the Lord's
supper, or attend any other duty of divine worship--come to
Christ as Mary Magdalene did! Come, and cast yourself at
His feet, and kiss them, and pour forth upon Him the sweet
perfumed ointment of divine love, out of a pure and broken
heart, as she poured the precious perfume out of her pure
broken alabaster jar!


Blogger Leah said...

This is probably my favorite story in the Bible...one that people seem to overlook. I can only hope to remember to lay it all down and "pour" my all out to my Jesus, despite the on-looking seemingly-perfect disciples. Awesome reminder!

17 March, 2006 21:02  

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