Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! Yesterday we took time in our worship to share in the Lord’s Supper. In preparing to take the supper, we examined our lives and asked the Lord to reveal anything not pleasing to Him so we might confess and forsake those things. We then examined in John 12 one of the most beautiful demonstrations of love for Jesus in God’s Word when Mary anointed Jesus at Bethany. Mary, motivated by love for Jesus, used her most valuable possession, a vial of ointment worth a year’s wages, a possession that provided for her future, and spent it all on Jesus. She held nothing back in showing her love. We saw the chief priests and Judas Iscariot motivated by hatred and greed whose lives came to tragedy and nothing. However, Mary’s act of love and devotion toward her Savior will be remembered and honored forever. We learned that we as believers should always seek to be growing more and more in love with Jesus so we might follow her wonderful example.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor,
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church