Devotion – Generosity

Devotion – Generosity

Saturday, April 6 Loved ones are understandingly anxious and nervous knowing the health of one much loved is in danger. But even when Jesus received word “Lord, the one you love is sick,” the disciples took their time – staying two more days before concluding, “Let us...
Devotion – Wealth

Devotion – Wealth

Friday, April 5 John 12:1-8 accounts Jesus’ return to the home of Lazarus for a dinner honoring Jesus, six days before the Passover celebration. After dinner, Mary anointed Jesus’ feet with expensive perfume, and Judas Iscariot remarked it would have been better to...
Devotion – Charity

Devotion – Charity

Thursday, April 4 Jesus and his disciples gathered at dinner with Lazarus following his raising Lazarus from the dead. While Martha served the meal, Mary took a pound of costly ointment and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped them with her hair. The question was...
Devotion – Expectation

Devotion – Expectation

Wednesday, April 3 “A pound of pure nard.” Obviously far more than was needed to anoint Jesus’ feet, and just bought. How much did Mary, Martha, and Lazarus know of the future so close ahead? The Disciples did not understand, and were not preparing for the events that...
Devotion – Extravagance

Devotion – Extravagance

Tuesday, April 2 This is a story of extravagant generosity: Jesus had recently raised Lazarus from the dead in response to the pleading of his sisters, Mary and Martha. When Jesus stopped at the home of Lazarus on his way to Jerusalem (where Jesus was to be tried and...