Here we are halfway through the Passion Week. It's Wednesday already and Easter morning, resurrection day is approaching this Sunday.
The woman poured expensive perfume over Jesus' feet and wiped them dry with her hair.
In Mark 14:6-7 Jesus said, "She has done a good and beautiful thing".
In Mark 14.22-24 When Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper or Communion, and during the supper, Jesus served His disciples bread and wine, 22 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”
23 Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
24 And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.
THEN ON FRIDAY
The first day. Jesus was tried and crucified. In Mark 15.23-25 23 Then they gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it. 24 And when they crucified Him, they divided His garments, casting lots for them to determine what every man should take.
25 Now it was the third hour, and they crucified Him.
Mark 15.33-35 Jesus Dies on the Cross
33 Now when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” Which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
35 Some of those who stood by, when they heard that, said, “Look, He is calling for Elijah!”
36 Then someone ran and filled a sponge full of sour wine, put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink, saying, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to take Him down.”
37 And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.
The second day. Jesus was buried in a borrowed tomb. In Mark 15.42-47 Now when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the Kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
44 Pilate marvelled that He was already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him if He had been dead for some time.
45 So when he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.
46 Then he bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.
47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Jesus observed where He was laid.
The Third Day. The women visited Jesus' tomb on the third day to find the stone rolled away. The stone was not rolled away so Jesus could get out, He was already gone, but so the disciples could get in. Jesus later appeared to His disciples, assigning them the Great Commission. He was then taken up into heaven to sit at the right hand of God.
HE IS RISEN
16 Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.
2 Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.
3 And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?”
4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away—for it was very large.
5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.
6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.
7 But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.”
Back in John 11.25-26 Jesus made this significant statement to Martha when her brother Lazarus had died:
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me though he may die, he shall live.
26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
Do you believe it today? If you do you can have a wonderful proper Easter celebration, it's not about Easter eggs and Easter buns, it's all about the RISEN Christ.