“She has done a beautiful thing to Me” (Matthew 26:10).
Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper. A woman brought “an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume” and poured it on His head. Seeing this, the disciples became indignant, asking, “Why this waste?“ They thought the perfume could have been sold “at a high price” and the money given to the poor.
Reflecting on what God has done for us and saved us from is intended to make us extravagant in our love and service—and our giving. As we attempt to comprehend the depths of His infinite love for us, we will feel truly loved and let that love flow back to Him and overflow to others.
Love extravagantly. “Love one another deeply from the heart” (1 Peter 1:22).
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). His love for us is so great, so intense, so deep that He submitted His Son Jesus Christ to unimaginable, unprecedented agony for us.
Be assured of His extravagant love. Rest in it. This is your good news—the good news of the Gospel.
I Love You Today
I love you today, where you are and as you are. You do
not have to be anything but what you are for Me to love
I love you now; not sometime when you are worthy, but
today when you may need love most. I will not withhold
My love, or withdraw it.
There are no strings on My love, no price. I will not force
it upon you when you are not ready. It is just there,
freely offered, with both hands.
Take what you want today. The more you take, the more
there is. It is good if you can return love; but if you
cannot today, that is all right too. Love is its own joy.
Bless Me by letting Me love you today.
By God’s grace, having trusted Christ as our Savior, we have been brought into the forever family of God. He has covenanted with us to be our God and we are His people (Hebrews 8:10). He loves to love us! We are His “chosen people, holy and dearly loved” (Colossians 3:12). Incredibly, because He is love and we are His very own, He takes great delight in loving us and rejoices over us with singing (Zephaniah 3:17).