Starting the Day

Let us stop for a moment to consider the gift of grace we have needed. Christ’s gift to each of us has been according to our need. Remember the woman who wet Jesus’ feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair? Her love for Jesus was according to the measure of grace she needed. “For this reason, I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but the one who is forgiven little, loves little.” And He said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.” (Luke 7:47-48 NASB)

“But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore, it says, ‘When He ascended on high,
He led captive the captives,
And He gave gifts to people.'”
(Ephesians 4:7-8 NASB Psalm 68:18)

Mary Magdalene could have been that woman at Jesus’ feet.

 “Soon afterward, Jesus began going around from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.” (Luke 8:1-3 NASB)

Consider Christ’s gift of grace that you have needed. Then, like Mary, bring your gift of worship to be received by our Lord.

“You have ascended on high, You have led captive Your captives.
You have received gifts among people,
Even among the rebellious as well, that the Lord God may dwell there.” (Psalm 68:18 NASB)