-The Broken woman that saw the face of God-
Psalm 2:10-12 Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling. Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
The woman in our story was what the religious of Christ’s day would call a “loose woman” – She was from what many scholars would suggest the “lady of the night” or the “town prostitute” but look into God’s heart through how His Beloved Son Jesus treated this woman, Jesus did not drive her off, but he knew every sin she commited and how broken and bleeding her heart was. Being a woman in these days was not easy, and women were not treated the way God intended but were often the marginalized class, if you were crippled, or orphaned or a widow or woman life was very hard but Jesus loved this woman- he knew her struggles, maybe she felt the sting of a society that trampled her womanhood, or maybe she had never tasted what a man of the Lord really looked like- in that culture even godly men of God had their shortcomings and women were not always treated according to God’s original design but we know for a fact in the scripture following that Christ let her come to him even though she lived a sinful life.
Luke 7:39-47 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.” Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said. “Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?” Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.” “You have judged correctly,” Jesus said. Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”
This woman could not contain how moved she was in her heart by the love of her Savior, she couldn’t hold it in but kept kissing his feet and took a very expensive perfume and broke it and poured it on his feet and wept tears and wiped His feet with her hair- She saw the face of God, she saw the man Jesus Christ who loved her beyond comprehension when know one else showed her this.
Christian we ought to do the same, let us through Christ be the face of God others need to see whether in the Church or in the world!