100 cats, an orangutan or a dolphin?

animal choiceWe asked the children at church yesterday morning what they would choose if they could have anything they wanted and these were three of their suggestions.

We also thought about Mary who used a jar of expensive perfume to anoint Jesus’ feet (John 12.1-5). The perfume was worth a years wages and Judas was angry about its use. He suggested that it should have been sold and the money given  to the poor and I’m sure others agreed and that many more were surprised.

The average UK annual salary is £26,500. If Jesus was in front of you now would you use a bottle of perfume worth £26,500 to anoint his feet? Mary did and in doing so I think she was saying that Jesus was worth more than her most precious possession.

Think about your most valuable possession. Would you give it to Jesus? Are you willing to use it to worship Jesus? Is Jesus more important to you than it?

Mary had discovered all that she needed in life through being with and following Jesus. Because she understood who Jesus is she had no problem worshipping him in a way that was very costly because what she had found in him was far more valuable than anything else in her life.

Who is Jesus to you?

Is he a part of your life only when you need his help or is he lord of your whole life?

Is he a helpful therapist who cares for you or are you letting him change and transform you?

Jesus has given everything for us, what are we willing to give back to him? If we hold back in what we give to Jesus in terms of our money, time, gifts, the way we live etc then we don’t fully understand how much Jesus has done and is doing for us.

How will you worship and live for Jesus today?

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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