and often when our affection seems wounded
it is only our vanity bleeding.
To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again --
this is the brave and happy life."
"There came unto Him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on His head as he sat at meat. But when His disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, 'To what purpose is this waste?'" Matthew 26:7-8
Throughout the past twenty centuries thousands of precious lives, heart treasures, high positions, and golden futures have been "wasted" upon the Lord Jesus. To those who love Him in such a way He is altogether lovely and worthy of their offering. What they have poured upon Him is not a waste but a fragrant testimony of His sweetness and worthiness.