© From Brokenness to Wholeness

He took me from Brokenness to Wholeness

Mary’s Alabaster Box has been our theme song when we launched Women of Substance SA in 2007.

Jesus was in the home of Simon, the leper; a woman came to Him with an alabaster box,  she poured the expensive perfume on His head.  Matthew 26:6 & 7 of the Holy Bible New Testament.

She broke open the jar and poured it on Jesus’ head.  Mark 14:3

When a sinful woman from that town learned that Jesus was dining there, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume.  Luke 7:37


What can compare to the infinite grace of our God? In Mark 14:3-5 we see Mary with her alabaster box which she breaks and pours the contents of oil/perfume on Jesus.

Through Judas’ complaint of the oil being more than a year’s wages, and the fact that it was pure spikenard. I, like Mary, came to Jesus with all that I had of value.  In that moment of complete surrender.  He can only heal that which we reveal. Trials and tribulations come to everyone, and at that moment, when it seems like no hope is when in our brokenness, then it allows what is inside of us,  the precious oil begins to come out.

I’ve seen many who have beauty, fame, and money somehow this disappear when trials and tribulations come.  It’s like their vessels have no precious oil on the inside.  When broken, all that comes out is hatred, anger, bitterness, and rage!

There is a place within each one of us that can only be filled by the precious love of God!  Being spendthrift is not going to fill the void, especially on things you don’t need, nor how much money you have, drugs you do, or partners you lay down with you will always feel a void!

NOW.  Hope does not disappoint….

Now faith is the SUBSTANCE of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do not see.  Hebrews 11:1