"Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil." -John 12:3
The life of the believer is just one big time of worship practice. In the future we will be at the main event worshiping in the presence of the Lamb of God, and King of Kings, our Savior Jesus Christ. However this doesn't mean we undermine our time here on earth. On the contrary we should give our best and do our best for the Lord here and now. Mary brought out and poured out her best for Jesus. Judas unwittingly tells us that this expensive bottle of oil was worth 300 Denarii which would be around a year's wages for the common person back then, some estimate this amount to be around $25,000. According to Mark Mary didn't just anoint His feet but His head also, letting us know that Mary was anointing and worshipping Jesus as King as well. The aroma of this beautiful act of broken and poured out worship filled the whole house, and no one could deny what was taking place. Our worship is a pleasant aroma to the Lord and to others. Paul says "thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing." (2 Cor 2:14-15 NLT) Jesus was Mary's prized possession and Jesus had Mary's heart as well. It wasn't that Mary had a little lamb, but the Lamb had a little Mary. And worship of the Lord followed her everywhere she went! Her life consisted of worshipful devotion, every time we see her she is at His feet, listening, crying or anointing. Like the alabaster flask broken before it could be poured out!
- DOES JESUS HAVE YOUR WHOLE HEART? IS YOUR WORSHIP PRIVATE ONLY OR PUBLIC? THINK AND EXECUTE WAYS TO BRING THE PRESENCE OF JESUS INTO YOUR HOME AND EVERYWHERE ELSE.
- “she found at His feet her blessing, she brought to His feet her burdens, and she gave at His feet her best” -Wiersbe