Choosing Life: A Woman’s Choice Endures for Centuries

For You From The Word

She has done a beautiful thing to me …She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial.(Mark 14:6, 8, ESV)

For You To Think About

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A woman’s choice leaves a legacy.

Case in point: Jesus returned to Bethany each evening during Holy Week to stay with friends. One evening, a woman approached Him with a full jar of expensive perfume, broke it, and poured it over Jesus.

It was a single act. Yet others present were frustrated by this display of emotion and seeming waste of resources.

Yet Jesus saw it differently. “She has done what she could,” He said. “She has done a beautiful thing to me” (Mark 14:6, 8).

Translated literally His words mean, “What she was able to do, she did.”

  • Women could not accompany Jesus to the temple to preach and teach to others.
  • Women had responsibilities at home that consumed their attention.
  • Women were unable to prevent Jesus’ capture, trial, and execution, for the Jewish leaders orchestrated that series of events.

Yet this woman made a simple choice to honor Jesus. With one act, she did what she was able to do.

Likewise, today when a woman faces an unplanned pregnancy she may feel limited in her choices.

But one simple act shows honor to Jesus. The act of choosing life. She does what she is able to do.

It’s a choice that endures for generations that follow her.

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,
You are honored when we make choices that are pleasing to You. I pray you lead women and men who face an unplanned pregnancy to choose life and leave a legacy that endures beyond themselves.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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