Do a beautiful thing

I cried for my brother, yesterday. It was not something I tried to make happen, it just flowed out of me. It happened when I thought about what was important to us as young people, growing up in an amazing time of God’s fire touching our hearts. Our church youth group had this “touch” from heaven, loving the world around us. George and Marlys McFall, our missionary leaders, found a way to bring reality to our passion of spreading the joy we had found in Christ. (Teen Missions, International). These summer missions put feet to our love for the Savior and it poured back into us miraculous experiences that would be remembered for life. Before Jesus poured out His life for mankind, Mary poured out her love for the LORD. She did a beautiful thing to Jesus, recognizing Him as her Saviour. This costly act of service involved her whole retirement income and her reputation (with more than likely chances of being scolded by the religious leaders of her group, “the Way”). Why would she choose this? It appeared to be a lose-lose decision. It was because Jesus brought her brother back to life (after being in the tomb for three days). She had experienced the resurrection power of God, personally. Only HIS personal touch will give us the courage to go out on a limb. Faith brings about beautiful things! – Teresa #notmanipulative #trulyobedient #readtheCaseforMiraclesbyLeeStrobel

TMI 1980 bus trip crom FL to AK- Alcan Hwy
TMI 1977 San Diego plus 5 weeks in Honolulu
My brother, Mike #loverofGod
NewTribes Mission 1981 #hollersofKY

Mark 14:1-9 (ESV)

14 It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, 2 for they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people.”

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

3 And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,[a] as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. 4 There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the ointment wasted like that? 5 For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii[b] and given to the poor.” And they scolded her. 6 But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 7 For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me. 8 She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. 9 And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.”

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