Ever lost your child for a moment? A moment that seems like a frenzied forever? What was your response when your child was restored to your arms? Overwhelming joy, love, hugs and kisses,? Or the terror swallowed in a relief that is released in a burst of, “How could you do this to me? Don’t you ever do that to me again.”
As we near Easter, bring your own fragrant offering, broken and released, breathe deeply of his love for you, allow the cleansing fragrance to permeate your soul and life. As you pass through the lives of others, make them wonder, “What is that fragrance?” as you leave a lingering waft of grace and love.
As we prepare for Easter this week, the most important Christian observance on the calendar, I thought we could ponder the brokenness of Christ, the sacrifice he offered, the redemptive power of forgiveness, and the resurrection power of love — I thought we might consider the parallels of Christ’s conduct during the passion week — to marriage.
The alabaster jar was broken, and its fragrance released onto the hair, the feet of Jesus, absorbed, his body marked with a healing fragrance, diffused and released everywhere he walked those last few days in preparation for Passover.