Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wishful Wednesday.. 3 minutes

This week on Kelsey's Blog she is asking if we could spend 3 minutes in someone's shoes, whose would it be? SOOO....
I wish I could spend 3 minutes in the shoes of the sinful woman that annoited Jesus' feet.
I know that sounds weird. One, she probably didn't have shoes. Two, why would I want to be considered the "sinful woman" in the Bible? Really, I am the sinful woman. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't sin, and I would love the chance to actually sit at Jesus' feet, wet them with my tears, dry them with my hair, kiss them and annoint them with perfume. What an amazing opportunity that would be! I know he hears our prays of forgiveness and can even feel our pain when we cry for forgiveness, but I look forward to the day that I get to praise him face to face. What a day that will be!
This particular passage in Luke is so powerful in so many ways and today I want to share it with y'all. (Luke 7:36-50 NIV)
36)Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee's house and reclined at the table. 37)When a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume, 38)and as she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. The she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. 39)When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is - that she is a sinner." 40) Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to tell you." "Tell me, teacher," he said. 41) Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42) Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?" 43) Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled." "You have judged correctly," Jesus said. 44) Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45) You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. 46) You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. 47) Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven little loves little." 48) Then Jesus said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." 49)The other guests began to say among themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?" 50) Jesus said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."
Praise God for his everlasting faithfulness and forgiveness!


Susan said...

What a wonderful choice! I love that passage:)

Katie's Journey said...

I agree that would be such an amazing opportunity! Glad I came across your blog!

Candice Pair said...

Your post brought a tear to my eye! I think that is a wonderful choice! If only we could all be more like her...I know I need to be!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

A different perspective that would be amazing to experience. Thanks for posting this!

Candice said...

Amazing choice!!!! I need to be more like her! Thanks for posting this, I needed it :)

Susan said...

Wanted to let you know about my very 1st give-a-way...pop over and enter your chance to win:) Hope your doing well!! Have a great weekend!


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