Hear the word of the LORD:
“I came for the sick, the weak and the outcast. In the midst of religious hypocrisy I sat at the table, divinely appointed for such a time. A sinful woman who desperately pressed into that house, against all hope believed in hope for her future.
As she pressed into that house the religious scoffed and mocked her. Some even knowing her personally scorned her even though they were as guilty as she. But in the pious pride of the establishment, they kept the mask of hypocrisy on.
The woman offered the most expensive thing she had. She offered the perfume and she broke open the alabaster box and her tears bathed My feet. She worshiped at My feet, her glory wiped My feet. She identified with the only hope for her soul. She wanted true unconditional love.
The perfume that was once used for attracting men to fill the void of her heart, was now applied to My feet. Her reputation in the community was that of trash, yet she made a mark on My heart in her great love. She was forgiven of many things therefore she could only come up.
Did I know what kind of woman she was? Her remembrance went down in history for a memorial.
The highest place is lowest place at My feet in brokenness. In your brokenness you release fragrance. I will fill that void with love in your heart. For those that lift themselves up shall be brought low. But those that are at My feet, I shall lift up into My face.
And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat. And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying this man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, “Master, say on!”
There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty, and when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both.
Tell me therefor, which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, “I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most.” And He said unto him, “Thous hast rightly judged.”
And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, “Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
Thous gavest me no kill: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. And He said unto her, “Thy sins are forgiven.”
And they that sat at meat with Him began to say within themselves, “Who is this that forgiveth sins also?”
And He said to the woman, “Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.” (Luke 7:36-7:50KJV)
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey