Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Alabaster Box

My friend, Valerie, has this song on her blog's playlist. I listened to it today as I was reading her blog. I thought I'd share the lyrics. The words are just so beautiful.

The room grew still
As she made her way to Jesus
She stumbled through the tears that made her blind
She felt such pain
Some spoke in anger
Heard folks whisper
There's no place here for her kind
Still on she came
Through the shame that flushed her face
Until at last, she knelt before his feet
And though she spoke no words
Everything she said was heard
As she poured her love for the Master
From her box of Alabaster

And I've come to pour
My praise on Him-like oil
From Mary's alabaster box
Don't be angry if I wash His feet with my tears
And dry them with my hair
You weren't there-the night He found me
You did not feel what I felt
When He wrapped His loving arms around me
And you don't know the cost
Of the oil in my alabaster box

I can't forget
The way life used to be
I was a prisoner
To the sins that had me bound
I spent my days
Poured my life-without measure
Into a little treasure box
I thought I had found
Until the day-when Jesus came to me
And healed my soul
With the wonders of-His love
So now I'm giving back to Him
All the praise He's worthy of
I've been forgiven
And that's why
I love Him so much


Sandra said...

That's beautiful :)

Valerie said...

You blessed me with these words. Thank you Krista! So we are officially prayer partners, huh? That makes me so proud. I thank you for all the prayers. You will never know how much it means to me to know you are praying for all of our issues here. How about Brendia? Tell her I said she is like the energizer bunny.