He Annoints My Head With Oil:

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Have you ever thought about the signifigance of being “annointed” with oil?  We learned about it during our Bible reading this morning and I looked up more information – www.gotquestions.org  gives the following description:

Question: “What is the anointing? What does it mean to be
Answer: The origin of anointing was from a practice
of shepherds. Lice and other insects would often get into the wool of sheep, and
when they got near the sheep’s head, they could burrow into the sheep’s ears and
kill the sheep. So, ancient shepherds poured oil on the sheep’s head. This made
the wool slippery, making it impossible for insects to get near the sheep’s ears
because the insects would slide off. From this, anointing became symbolic of
blessing, protection, and empowerment.
(OK, that’s kind of gross, but I can see the correlation:) )
The New Testament Greek words for
“anoint” are chrio, which means “to smear or rub with oil” and, by
implication, “to consecrate for office or religious service”; and
aleipho, which means “to anoint.” In Bible times, people were anointed
with oil to signify God’s blessing or call on that person’s life.  A person was anointed for a special
purpose—to be a king, to be a prophet, to be a builder, etc.
Another meaning for the word anointed is
“chosen one.” The Bible says that Jesus Christ was anointed by God with the Holy
Spirit to spread the Good News and free those who have been held captive by sin . After Christ left the earth, He gave us the
gift of the Holy Spirit. Now all Christians are anointed, chosen for a specific purpose in
furthering God’s Kingdom. “Now He who establishes us with you in
Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the
Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee”.
I honestly never gave “annointing” much thought, but I love that it symbolizes God’s blessing or calling on a person’s life.  As Christians, we are all considered annointed since we know that God has a plan (or call) for each of us.  Next time you quote the Lord’s prayer saying, “He annoints my head with oil”, remember that you are blessed and set apart for a special purpose!

In addition to Bible, we covered math, projects, language arts,  history, PE, science, and reading.  I wasn’t able to find a pre-made “picture” version of Psalm 1, so I made my own using pictures from Google Images.  The boys thought the picture of Dr. Spock (for “whatever they do prospers“) was funny!  Thankful for another great day with my family 🙂 !

One thought on “He Annoints My Head With Oil:

  1. Hi Guys!

    Look like lots of fun playing “soft” hockey?? Ha!

    I guess you are studying rock layers? The jar of stuff Brendan was holding—his expression said it all! Ha!

    Yall have a great day tomorrow!


    LOVE you all,


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