Nothing Wasted

” . . .a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table.”  Matthew 26:7
“But when His disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, ‘To what purpose is this waste?'”  Matthew 26:8
” . . .He said to them, ‘Why do you bother this woman?  For she has done a good work for Me.'”  Matthew 26:10

Nothing that we truly do for Jesus is wasted.

Oh Lord, we long to be extravagant in our love and worship of You today, allowing ourselves to be poured out on whoever You desire.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Poured Out For Him

We’re all fragrant oil
in  alabaster flasks
waiting to be poured out
whenever Jesus asks,
so valuable to Him
here upon this earth
for when we give of ourselves
others see His worth.

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15 Comments

  1. That is a great thought… to be used up for Jesus. 🙂

    Here is the link to the post containing that song:

    http://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/the-lovely-violet%E2%80%A6part-2-broken-and-spilled-out/

  2. Thank you so much Theresa, for providing the link I couldn’t! 🙂
    If anyone would like to hear more about being broken and spilled out, please go to the link above! 🙂

  3. i’d love to see you do so much more with that word alabaster. have some fun with wikipedia looking at the history of that word!

  4. Thank you, Jessie, for always steering me in the right direction! I will look into that and poem back to you. . .maybe for the next poem share day! 🙂

  5. Deb,

    The last two lines really stick out for me.

    I truly want to live a life that reflects highest praise to my Lord and King.Our God is indeed worthy.

    Blessings
    ann

  6. He is worthy, Ann, and you are doing your best to glorify Him! It shows! 🙂

  7. Been very busy lately. A bit in the wringer right now. Haven’t been able to comment or even read much lately.

    I like this thought though. Glad I caught it.

  8. Praying for you! Blessed you had a chance to stop by!

  9. let the fragrant oil overflow
    so that everyone will know
    that whom God send
    have that heavenly scent.
    I can smell you from afar Deb!
    🙂

  10. Uh oh . . .I smell that bad, huh? ha ha! God bless you and the sweet aroma of Him you apply here in blog-land!

  11. […] MASTER’S PIECES! […]

  12. Through me will come the hand of him,
    I will not act on every little whim,
    I will though; pause to give grace,
    Grateful for all the human race,
    For without your sacrifice so pure,
    I could not pour my love no more.

    Lovely poem and thoughts.
    Theresa (bendedspoon) has some wonderful friends that she shares with everyone.
    Have a great day. Take care Alan.

  13. I read your words and praise God for you! You are a blessing, truly!

  14. Thank you, Alan, for sharing an awesome poem here! You are such a deep thinker and compassionate person. I love your comments at spoon’s! 🙂 Wishing you the best always! deb

  15. I’m blessed to have you here, and to get to read your poems! So glad that spoon shared you with all of us! God is good and you display His grace. Thank you!


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