In light of today being Good Friday, we thought we’d share a post from June in which I included my aromatherapy paper on Spikenard. In the gospels, when the woman anoints Jesus’ feet with Spikenard in an expression of love, Jesus says that “she has anointed my body beforehand for burial” (Mark 14:8 ESV). Today we remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, and learning about this ancient oil seemed appropriate for the day 🙂 Have a great weekend friends!
This originally appeared as my research paper while I was going to school for my certification. Spikenard has always piqued my interest, and it was enlightening to learn more about it. Hope you enjoy!
“And being in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil of Spikenard. Then she broke the flask and poured it on His head. But there were some who were indignant among themselves, and said, “why was this fragrant oil wasted? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they criticized her sharply. But Jesus said, “Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me. For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good, but Me do not have always. She…
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