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MARY'S LOVE FOR JESUS!
Not long before He died, the LORD JESUS went for dinner at Mary and Martha's home in Bethany. Martha cooked a lovely meal. Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead was also there, at the table with them. It was a very HAPPY time! Mary felt so much LOVE in her heart for Jesus that day.
She knew, deep inside, that soon He would be taken away from her, because He would DIE for the SINS of everyone in the world. "What can I give Him?" she thought. Then she remembered her special jar of very expensive PERFUME! "But what will everyone think, if I give Him that?" Then she made up her mind, "Well, I don't care what they think, I LOVE Him!"
Hey kids, it is a GOOD thing whenever we SHOW that we LOVE the Lord Jesus, and when we don't CARE what anyone else says or thinks!! How could you show that YOU love the Lord Jesus today?
Well, Mary went and got her bottle of perfume and poured it on Jesus' feet. It would have felt so cool and soothing for Jesus, after His long walk along the hot dusty roads. Then, instead of using a towel, she used her lovely, long hair to wipe His feet. The lovely smell of the perfume filled the house. Jesus would have felt really LOVED by her, wouldn't He? How glad He must have been!
But not everyone was happy. One of His disciples, JUDAS, who later on sold Jesus to His enemies, was angry. "What a waste," he said, "this perfume could have been sold and the money given to the poor." He said this, not because he cared for the poor but because he was in charge of the disciples' money and he used to steal some. But Jesus said, "Leave her alone. Mary knows that I'm soon going to die and be taken away from you all!"
Well you know children, not long after this JESUS was put to death on a big CROSS, and buried in a cave. Mary was so glad that she had showed her LOVE for HIM, when she could. You and I should SHOW our LOVE for the Lord Jesus today, while we can!
"Dear Lord Jesus, help me to show how much I LOVE You today. Amen."
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1) Who felt LOVE in her heart for JESUS? ___________
2) What did she pour on His feet? ___________________
3) What did she use for a towel? ____________________
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