October 17

October 17





few years ago, I was passing through the town of Selma, Alabama and discovered

a very unique cemetery. The graves were very old and there was some Spanish

moss in the trees. It was just all out creepy! There was one tomb that had what

I thought was a very humorous epitaph. It had the women’s name, the year she

was born and the year she died; but then there was this “She did what she

could”. I physically laughed out loud. “Bless her heart” was the next thought

that popped into my head. I felt so sorry for this woman, that they could not

find anything good to say about her. They settled with “she did what she

could”. It wasn’t until a few weeks later I was reading through one of my old

KJV Bibles that I came across a story of Mary and how she anointed the feet of

Jesus with spikenard. There it was, how could I have missed it? It was as if a

nuclear bomb went off in my brain when I read the words of Jesus when he told

the others to leave her alone, “for she had done all she could” (Mark 14.8) The

woman who lay in the tomb in that creepy cemetery in Selma, Alabama, had been

paid one of the highest compliments our Lord ever handed out. What about you?

What can be said of you? Have you been given countless opportunities to serve

the Lord in various ways? Have you used the talents that God has blessed you

with to do what you can? Don’t focus on what you haven’t done. Focus on doing

what you can for today.






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