I know what you’re thinking. It’s actually not about Mary who broke her alabaster jar of precious ointment on Christ. I’m talking about you and me.
Come to think of it, how often do we appreciate God? We simply whine and complain about our problems like there’s no tomorrow. You know what? I’ve been guilty of that lately, as I complain that my present income isn’t just enough. Seems to me that I have forgotten that some people would gladly give up anything to get what I earn currently, or better still just for the fulfilment of leaving the house each day and getting occupied.
What am I driving at? The alabaster i’m referring to here is our cup of overwhelming thanksgiving. As the year ends today, let us not become unthankful ones griping and sulking all day long, dwelling on things we are yet to acquire like it’s what brings total satisfaction.
Only God satisfies.
We mustn’t forget that thanksgiving may not always or necessarily bring us the goodies we’ve been clamouring for, it will sure give us a heart of contentment, a sense of peace and joy which floods our hearts each time we pour forth our oil of thanksgiving to God.
Scripture says in Psalm 107:15 “Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love”.
If you’ve been thinking of what to thank God for, start with that.
Therefore, let’s turn away and stop all the whining and complaining. Let’s give God a bright smile and break our alabaster jars before him.