Saturday, March 31, 2007

Ointment of Lavender


"Then took Mary a pound of ointment of lavender, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment."

~ Luke ~

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6 comments:

  1. What a lovely picture, and great information! I've enjoyed reading about growing lavender...I can almost smell that wonderful fragrance now!

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  2. LaDonna, thanks for all the information on Lavender. I have a large lavender plant in an old barrel and it's done well for 3 years. I really need to get it out of there and give it more space to spread and grow. It's one of my favorite plants.

    I also wanted to let you know that the song on your website by Enya is Miss Clare Remebers and is from her Watermark CD. My darling daughter had to buy it for me since kept listening to yours. I love that song but I especially love this cd.
    Thanks for sharing the info with me, I would never have found it on my own.
    hugs,
    marilyn

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  3. I did not know Mary anointed Jesus feet with lavender oil. I knew it was oil but not lavender. But that makes sense there is nothing else like lavender. Clarice

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  4. Clarice, the Bible says "spikenard" ---

    Jhn 12:3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

    But, in further study, I found that "spikenard" and "lavender" are thought to be the same thing. Since I LOVE lavender, that was good enough for me! Lavender it is! It makes the experience of Mary washing Jesus feet in lavender oil all the more special to me.

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  5. LaDonna, Thank you for all the wonderful pictures of growing lavendar. I often run lavender bath oil in my bath water. It smells so wonderful.

    I have tried to grow it with a minimal amount of success. I will try again this year and take care to plant it where the feet don't get so soggy. :)

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  6. I really love that story--did a test with our church members and found to my surprise my personality leaned towards Mary's. I didn't expect that, I thought Jonas. Mary was a faithful woman and wouldn't have been anywhere else but at the feet of Jesus. Thanks for the gentle reminder!

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