Breaking the Flasks

The Sonshine

Walter Olsen   
April, 2019


Hmm? What does it mean to break the flasks? A flask is a container that holds something precious. In our text it is referred to as a box.  How can such a subject have any meaning for us today? Let’s look. Referring to Jesus we read, “And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on His head” (Mark 14:3). The woman, because she loved Jesus, brought something that was very precious to her and gave it to Jesus. Indeed, she broke the box. It was an act of total commitment. Once the box was broken, there was no way to retrieve it! It was given once and for all.