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An encounter with Jesus

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Do you know Jesus is a forgiving God? That's right, He will forgive us for anything we've done and I mean anythingHe's not concerned with our past. He's not concerned with our mistakes. He's not concerned with the people who judge others and look upon them with scorn because of their sins. Jesus proved this once again when He forgave the sinful woman people didn't want anything to do with. When she encountered Jesus at one of the judgmental holier than thou Pharisee’s house, she kissed Jesus' feet and anointed them with perfume. What a gesture of utter love and dedication. Luke 7:37 says  "a woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume." 

It was obvious she didn't care who was looking at her either. That's what happens when you want to get to Jesus, you don't concern yourself with others' opinion of you. You just do whatever it takes to touch Him -- to have an encounter with Him. The woman with the alabaster jar cried upon meeting Him and when her tears soaked His feet, she wiped them with her hair. She was so captivated by His presence that she kissed His feet and poured perfume on them. She wanted to let Jesus know she wanted more of Him. 

Jesus was so moved and touched by her act of love that he told her, her past sins were forgiven, that her faith had made her well, and she could walk away in peace (Luke 7:36-50). What a sweet story. It's one of the many stories about Jesus who forgives freely when we seek Him and when we ask Him.
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