WHAT SHE COULD!
“She has done what she could” (Mark 14:8).
God witnesses that she has done what she could. Indeed she was a sinner and indeed one who had been hated and neglected by society. But when God changed her life, she did what she could to God.
She came to meet God with gratitude. She did not come empty-handed but came with an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard for pouring on Christ's head. The disciples felt very sad about seeing this.
They told that she had wasted the precious oil. But Jesus replied to them that she did not do anything beyond her ability but did what she could.
Dear children of God, you are eagerly expecting for numerous things from God. Though God has done so many things, you wish that God should keep on doing the same continuously. At the same time, are you doing all the possible things to God? God is not expecting anything which is beyond your ability. But His heart will rejoice when you do what you could, to God.
In the Scripture we see a boy coming to the wilderness to hear the Word of God. What he had in his possession were five loaves and two fish. He surrendered to God all of which he had. It was a blessing to him and also to the other people.
Hannah was left without a child. Even then she was interested to do something for God. She promised God to dedicate her son to God if He blessed her with one. Her vow melted God’s heart. That not only brought the blessed Samuel to her as a son but also five more children.
That day, Goliath who was a Philistine reproached the Israelites and also was disrespectful towards God. The eyes of God were searching eagerly to find out if there was anyone who would be full of zeal. As David loved God, he thought of doing something which he could do to Him. He killed Goliath by hurling a stone from his sling and hit him on his forehead.
Dear children of God, do all possible things to God. Only once you are going to cross this world. So, magnify Him by giving what you can to His ministry so that He rejoices.
To meditate: “Tell me, what you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil” (II Kings 4:2).