Mary of Bethany


Extravagant. Loved. Surrendered.

Her story is one of the most extravagant displays of surrender in all of scripture. Undone by the compassion of Jesus, she disrupted a banquet and poured over Jesus an entire jar of pure, fragrant nard. The perfume she gave him was worth over a year’s wages (in today’s terms, between $40,000-$50,000).

Her lavishness astounded, even angered those around her. But Jesus was deeply moved by her extravagance and honored her. What others called a “waste,” Jesus called “beautiful.”

Mary of Bethany was a lavish lover who was undone by the love of God. Let her story inspire you to offer your all to Jesus.

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