Remembered For The Cost Of Christ
Posted: Wednesday, February 8
Verse of the day:
"I tell you the truth, wherever the Good News is preached throughout the world, this woman’s deed will be remembered and discussed.” (Matthew 26:13 NLT)
To be in the Bible is a pretty big deal. Of the billions and billions of lives that have walked this earth, there’s only a select few that have had their stories recorded in the most famous book of all time. One of those lucky gals was Mary of Bethany, the sister of Martha and Lazarus. Yes, the Lazarus that was raised from the dead. But the momentous event of Mary’s life that Jesus stated would be remembered and discussed for time to come was when she anointed Jesus’ feet with perfume and used her hair to hair to wipe it. What a thing to be remembered for!
Judas, one of Jesus’ disciples, thought the act was a waste. He said the perfume could have been sold and given to the poor, which was just a cover for his own selfish desires to keep the money. As a rebuke to Judas and to honor Mary’s actions, Jesus told everyone around Him that this was the best thing she could have done. And for doing so, this act would be remembered and discussed wherever the Good News was preached.
So now, thousands of years later and billions of life stories passed by, here we are talking about what Mary did. Her life is remembered as one that advanced the cause of Christ. That’s Mary’s greatest legacy. We can be sure she did other great things and played other important roles. But the most significant moment in all that she did in her time on earth is when she advanced the cause of Christ. Is there anything else more important to be remembered for? We could be recalled for being a great salesman, or an artist, or for being the best mother we could be. But do any of those roles even compare to being remembered for advancing the cause of Christ? It’s the small moments in normal days that will determine our legacy. What better than to be remembered for advancing the cause of Christ.