From Routine to Remarkable

Posted on 25 Feb 2024, Speaker: David Nikolic

From Routine to Remarkable

For a relationship to truly thrive, it demands not just love, but also a deep sense of cherishment. It’s a blend of intention and action.

Cherish: to hold as dear, to foster, to treat in a manner to encourage growth, by protection, aid, attendance, or supplying nourishment.

Love is the commitment in a marriage; but cherish is the spark, the romance, the in-love feeling.

But my dove, my perfect one, is unique, the only daughter of her mother, the favourite of the one who bore her. Song of Solomon 6:9

Jesus Felt Cherished (Luke 7:36-50).

36 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 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. 38 As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.
39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.” 40 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said. 41 “Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.” “You have judged correctly,” Jesus said. 44 Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.” 48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” 50 Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

3 Ways We Can Make People Feel Cherished:

1. Humility

[Luke 7:44] “And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, do you see this woman? I entered into your house, thou gave me no water for my feet: but she has washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.”

“The smallest package I ever saw was a man wrapped up wholly in himself.” – Billy Graham

2. Affection

[45] You gave me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in has not ceased to kiss my feet.

3. Gifts

[46] “My head with oil you did not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.”

Cherish can be built.

Tell me when you felt most cherished?