Memorials of Faithfulness
“Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel
is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a
memorial to her.” (Mark 14:9)
We may assume that our expressions of devotion to
God are small and insignificant, but in God’s eyes they may hold much meaning.
Our love and dedication to Christ may even create memorials to God for future
This woman performed a profound act of love for
Jesus. She did not do it to impress His disciples or to gain public attention
or to gain praise from Jesus. She simply sought to express her love for Jesus.
She did nothing spectacular; she performed no miracles; she preached no
sermons. Yet Jesus was so moved by her selfless loyalty that He deemed it
worthy of remembrance throughout the remainder of history.
We do not know all that God finds most pleasing,
nor do we know what acts of our love He may choose to honor through our
children and future generations. Abraham could not have known that the day he
demonstrated his willingness to sacrifice his only son would be memorialized
and would bless many generations who heard of his obedience. David could not
have known that his walk with God would please Him so much that David’s example
would bless generations who followed him.
God can take your faithfulness and begin a
spiritual legacy, making it a blessing to others for generations to come. You
will never know until eternity all who received a blessing because of your
righteous life. That is why it is so important that you daily express your love
and devotion to Jesus.