The sign of a King

At times, a sign will appear that reminds us of who He is!! This glorious king we worship deserves thanks for His wonderful works to the children of men (Psalms 107:8). I remembered this verse three times over the past seven days: First, waking up one morning with it on my tongue and the impression that it was for my own children. Second, I was being humbled at work and my husband text it to me, reminding me that it was all for a greater purpose than myself. Lastly, when messaging one of the professors who impacted me greatly from seminary. She wrote a book called, “Shepherding Women” by Bev Hislop. Her life story amazes me at how God can move people into key positions to impact the world for Him. This may happen suddenly and without preparation but knowing all along He has prepared us for this task. Jesus was annointed in this passage, an authentically aromatic ritual. In that cuture, He was announcing His kingship to the world*. As one could smell the entourage of a king before it arrived, even so the onlookers would smell these precious oils as He suffered shortly afterward for the sins of the world*. In turn, His annointing on us is not counterfeit but very real (1John 2:27). How else would we stand unashamed at His coming?- Teresa #gratitude #formyKing

*Sitting at the feet of Rabbi, Jesus by Spangler & Tverberg

Matthew 26:6-13 (ESV)

Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,[b] a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.” 10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. 12 In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. 13 Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”

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