"Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” Luke 7:47-48
The end of Luke chapter seven tells the story of a woman who wets the feet of Jesus with her tears. She kisses his feet and anoints them with perfume. She was called an especially “wicked sinner”. She knows who she is and in her brokenness she does something completely out of the ordinary. Her behavior might seem erratically to some, but not to her and certainly not to Jesus.
Spiritual transformation often begins with brokenness. It begins with a deep understanding of our own spiritual poverty and desire for intimacy with God. The woman with the alabaster jar passionately revealed her love for Jesus. It was her desperate longing that opened a gateway of transformation in her life.
There is no greater proof to the world of the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ than witnessing the power of our profuse Love for Christ. “And he said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you; go in peace.’” Luke 7:50 Are we so thankful for our salvation in Christ that we live with such affection and adoration for Him?
Jesus wants to pour His love in us so we can live a life full of Him; an abundant life, which He promises. Jesus love is a love so amazing…so divine. It’s a love that transforms us, fills us and gives us a hope and a peace we could never find elsewhere.
Lord, thank you for the love You offer me. Forgive me for not coming to You and showing You how much I adore You and need You. I need You desperately in my life. I need a satisfaction and a fulfillment that only You can offer. I lay myself before You and open my heart to You today. Please fill me up. Amen.
As you spend time with Jesus this week, pour out your affections upon Him and see how your relationship with Him grows. Ask yourself if your love for Jesus brings others closer to Him.