Wednesday《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.” (Mar 14:7)
Meditation one: Why is Mary’s devotion remembered by God? Because she had the vision in faith, she recognized not only that it would be the last day of Jesus ‘ stay in Bethany, but also that Jesus was about to be crucified to fulfill the Messiah’s mission. For this reason, she took the last chance to dedicate to Jesus, who had not yet been crucified, the most precious and obtainable ointment of pure nard, in order to express her sincere love to Christ.
Meditation two: Can love be measured by money? It’s impossible! Although three hundred pence is precious, but can a heart of loving the Lord be measured by gold or silver? Compare to the good deeds of helping the poor that the Lord is pleased, yet can any good deeds replace the love He wants from us? The Lord, of course, needs the ministry of serving Him, but the Lord needs the ministry of Love more.
Prayer: God heavenly Father, thank You for the love of such a breadth and length and height and depth, an insignificant person like me can even receive Your grace and favor. While meditating on the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus, pray for Your Holy Spirit to guide me, let me grasp Your wide and long and high and deep love so I can actively respond to Your love. I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen!
Intercession: Pray for the patients and their families and ask God to give them strength. Let them seriously ponder the meaning of life in the face of such raging epidemic. Pray that God will be their support in times of affliction, and let them heal and recover soon.