The sweet fragrance of good deeds
Today’s devotion is based on John 12:3. “Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.”
Mary poured the perfume on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. In this act of love in service to her Lord Jesus, the fragrance of the expensive perfume filled the house. Can you imagine it? If you were there, would you always remember the words of Jesus encouraging her?
It is easy to fall into safe ways of being a Christian – going to church, reading your Bible, and praying. These are all good and correct things to do, but God didn’t create us to only live Jesus for ourselves but for others, too, and be a blessing to them in all we do and say. You see, many people may never go to hear a sermon in church or even read the Bible. The only sermon some people in the world might ever hear is the one you preach by how you live your life as you show love in service towards each other.
As you serve others, you will be blessed, for you are doing the very work of God. What a joy it is that we can love each other because Jesus first loved us. We can serve each other because Jesus came as a servant to serve us because he cares.
Please pray with me: Dear Jesus, may I have a heart to serve you, and know that lives are changing as I share your love with others. Let me be bold to serve those I struggle with, love those the world tells me are unlovable, and be a sweet fragrance to all I meet today. Amen.