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John 12:1-8

New Life, Dripping Springs, Texas


John 12:1-8  Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.  There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 

But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said,  “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?” (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) 

Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.” 















Blessings with spikenard with the intrepid setup crew at the land. We had to cancel worship (for only the second time in 5 years - the other being during Hurricane Harvey) because of lightning. But I had brought the spikenard so we could smell it, and we felt like God poured our baptismal waters over us as generously as Mary poured the costly perfume over Jesus. "Remember your baptism and remember that you are loved abundantly."