While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”

Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.” (Matthew 26: 6 – 13)

After supper Jesus took another cup of wine and said, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people— an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you.” (Luke 22: 20)

“Conduct yourselves in love, just as the Messiah loved us, and gave himself for us, as a sweet-smelling offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5: 2)

Also, the prophet Joel foretold of the coming of the Holy Spirit, in Acts 2:17-21 (The Voice translation)

“Hear what God says! In the last days,
I will offer My Spirit to humanity as a libation.
Your children will boldly speak the word of the Lord.”

photography: ©️oraetdecora 2021

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