Jesus… in the flesh…

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John 12:1 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3 Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume…”

This is a poignant scene as Mary offers to Jesus an intimate expression of adoration and worship. Can you imagine wiping a man’s feet with your hair? Using perfume to do it? Wow.

This morning I wonder what it was like to have been in Jesus’ physical presence, to have been able to hear his voice or touch his hand. Would it have been possible to tell he was the Son of God or did he appear to be like everyone else? I look forward to the day when I will find out, when I will meet my Lord face to face. Lord, let it be so. Amen.

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