#37 To Love the Lord with Undying Love
Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017Print
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Jesus’ closest disciples were trusted to speak for Him and tell us His story. All are called to the mystery of discipleship, but the choice is ours.
Luke 7:37a, 38 NASB
And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner…she brought an alabaster vial of perfume, and standing behind Him (Christ) at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume.
We don’t know who this woman was. The Holy Spirit deliberately omits her name. But she stands for all those who love the Lord with ‘undying love.’
This unknown woman had a love for Christ that gave Him her time, her goods, and her heart with abandon. Caring nothing for the approval of man, the inappropriateness of her action, she went past this company of arrogant men whose superiority to her had no longer any power to bring her shame.
She had no need for human approval, understanding, or respect. Her need? Her goal? To lavish Jesus with the love she had for Him, a love that produced such humility and vulnerability that she cared only to express it to Him. She was indifferent to the scorn of the religious and the misunderstanding of the watchers. Her great love was the only care of her soul, the single focus of her heart and all else was irrelevant and immaterial.
This is a disciple. How does one come to possess or rather BE possessed of such Love for God?