Chosen Servants for Justice
Monday, March 29
“Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul
delights; upon whom I have put my spirit; who will bring forth justice to
the nations.” Isaiah 42:1.
“Mary took a pound of costly perfume, made of pure nard, anointed
Jesus’ feet…” John12:3a
When God anoints leaders, God anoints servants for God’s people,
servants with hearts for justice. It seems service and justice delight God’s
soul. When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, Mary no longer needed
the costly perfumed nard for her brother’s burial. So she anointed the
servant king Jesus in the most humble way imaginable, a servant’s
soothing for a journeyer’s weary feet. Jesus knew the full meaning of her
anointing, defended her heartfelt reciprocity. Mary justly returned a gift
to the Lord who had delighted her soul by resurrecting Lazarus.
Holy God, you chose us, your children; anointed us with your spirit for
service. Help us return the loving grace you have shown us, and use your
gifts to restore justice in your world. Amen.
CJ Holistica, Grace Lutheran Church