what is your nard?

I have an awesome Community Group. We meet every Tuesday night at my and Linda's apartment. I'm blessed to be friends with all of these people. We definitely have challenging conversations every week...

One of the questions that was posed during last night's discussion was "What is your nard?" Yes, this DOES have something to do with the Word!!! I'll refer to John 12:3-5...

"Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him objected, 'Why wasn't this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year's wages.'"

In our discussion, we realized that this "nard" was probably the most valuable thing that she had. It was worth a year's wages... just let that soak in for a second. Think about a year's worth of your salary... how huge that is in your day-to-day. This could have been Mary's dowry, an inheritance from a loved one... she obviously had to work for it in some way. But whatever way she received this nard, it was something meaningful and important to her. When thinking about that... how moving to think that she was willing to pour it out on the feet of our Savior!

So... that lead us to wonder, "what is our nard?" What is the one thing that is the most important to us... and if asked, would we be willing to pour it out for Jesus? I'd love to say "ABSOLUTELY!", but even when I think about the question, I automatically start justifying the situation with "if this..." or "if that..."

I'm definitely going to ponder and pray over this question this week... and I want to encourage you all to do the same!

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