Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Week Four

Joyce did a great job today! I truly admired her courage... she taught us in Russian. Russian is a very complex language and although she made a couple of mistakes she was a great example to me about the importance of not worrying about doing something perfectly, the important thing is to "just do it".

She taught about Mary of Bethany from Mark 14 who anointed Jesus "with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head."

Joyce reminded us that it is more important to have Christ value what you are doing for him than it is to be concerned with what onlookers have to say about what you are doing... the people watching Mary of Bethany's act of worship toward Jesus rebuked her for the amount of money she wasted. And yet Jesus praised her, saying... "She has done a beautiful thing to me...she did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial. I tell you the truth, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her."

Next week is our last meeting with this study... thanks for praying us all the way through!

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