She had lived a sinful life. And everyone knew it.
But Jesus was coming to town. He was the One. He IS the One.
The Messiah. The rescuer. The forgiver. The one who makes new.
Luke 7:38 paints the scene: “As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.”
Her devotion was over-the-top, but not out-of-proportion. From now on she would not be defined by her sin, but by her Saviour. There’s an eternity of difference between tears of regrets and tears of joy.
The same can be true for you and me.
Do you ever wonder about times from your past when you’ve been unfaithful to God, when you have neglected his ways, or when you have fallen so far that you wonder whether a special pit has been dug just for you?
Well, they don’t call Jesus the Messiah, the rescuer, the forgiver, and the new-maker for no reason.
Put your heart in the hand of the One who is himself both hope and help.
You are defined not by your sin, but by a Saviour.
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–Bible quotes are from the NIV.