Daily Delight

Saturday, July 4, 2015

One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner. -Luke 7:36-39 (ESV)

Many of us are like this woman from the city; packed with sin and immorality. We walk around being judged and talked about by others. Not knowing that those too that judge, are in our same shoes - only because you sin differently than someone does not make you better than that person. This sinful woman came to Christ, with a heart full of love and cleansed His feet and then anointed him with perfume. The courage this woman must of had, the love, the faith; she must have had when she entered into the Pharisee's house. They knew her sinful life, everyone did, but yet she decided to enter the house anyway.

How do you think Jesus reacted to this?

He didn't kick his feet away and commanded her to leave. What did He do? He sat there and allowed her to finish cleansing his feet and anointing him with the ointment. He knew the love she had in her heart for Him. Not only did she demonstrate it by cleansing and anointing him but also by not denying him and entering a house she knew she would be condemned in. You see, some of us are scared or have second thoughts about seeking God because of this, our past. Things we've done. But look at how great and marvelous our Lord is, how merciful and gracious He is. After this unnamed woman finished demonstrating her love, he said to her "Your sins are forgiven."

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.” Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
 -Luke 7:47-48, 50 (ESV)

I don't know about you, but these verses bring joy to my heart to know that everything that we have done, every incriminating act that we have committed is forgiven when we wholeheartedly seek the Lord...when we go to Him with honest hearts, with hearts focused on God and God alone; when we go to Him, humbled, not caring about peoples opinion's about us and ask for forgiveness. Although this woman did not speak, her actions spoke and demonstrated what was in her heart. And if Jesus, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, was able to forgive this immoral woman and transform her life by just saying "your sins are forgiven", imagine the transformation He can do for us in our lives when we completely surrender to Him.

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About the Author

Carol Guzman, or Rosette, as she likes to be referred as, is a 25 year old Brooklyn resident with a passion for writing. Influenced at a young age, she mainly liked writing short story's and personal poems but she never found complete satisfaction after writing until she encountered Jesus Christ. Writing about Jesus, and the word of God increased her desire to seek God more and has kept her faith strong in troubling times. Her goal is to spread the Gospel and the love of Christ through every word that is written. Check Carol out at redeemedbyhisgrace7.blogspot.com and on her new blog pageinspireforchrist.wordpress.com


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