Alabaster Jar

God (Inspired by)

She succumbed to lust

time and time again.


Her heart became void-

what kind of gift

could she offer him?


She spent all her worth

on a bottle of 

the finest perfume.


She fell at His feet,

tears matting her hair,

and gave all she had.


She presented herself,

broken like her alabaster jar.


Poured out of her soul,

her guilt, a fragrance 

her Savior could not turn away.


Oh that a touch on his sandal

could cleanse her of her sins?


And in a breath,

he forgave her

and absolved her offenses. 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by: "Hold Me Now" by Jennifer Knapp and Luke 7:36-50

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