"The Beginning of the Story"Stuart Jones The story of the woman in Luke 7:36-50 is powerful. We see a beautiful picture of God’s love and ultimate forgiveness for sinners and an amazing example of thankfulness and love in response to that forgiveness and grace. This sinful woman comes to Jesus with her most prized possession and pours it on Jesus’ feet. And with her tears and hair, she anoints Him. We see an example of true surrender, laying the best we have at the feet of Jesus. Rather than just taking the forgiveness offered, she gives something back to Jesus. He wants us to do the same—surrender, forgive others, and lay down our lives before Him.