Light for My Path Daily Devotion
Wednesday of Holy Week
And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, 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. There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the ointment wasted like that? For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they scolded her. But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 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. She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. 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.” (Mark 14:3-9 ESV)
Hymn ELH 264:3 Jesus, Priceless Treasure
Hence, with earthly treasure!
Thou art all my Pleasure,
Jesus, all my Choice.
Hence, thou empty glory!
Naught to me thy story
Told with tempting voice.
Pain or loss Or shame or cross
Shall not from my Savior move me
Since He deigns to love me.
Jesus, my Savior, You gave up everything to save me. Forgive all my sins, and help me to live my life, wherever You have placed me, in service to You. Amen.