“And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head.”(Mark 14:3)
What some called a waste, Jesus honored in the highest possible terms. From Cape Town to Bejing, everywhere the gospel is preached, he said “tell of what this woman has done.”The one who for eternity enjoyed the adoration of angels, laid all that aside. As he prepared to die for us, someone did something special for him. Costly sacrifice. Precious praise. All in.
When we remember how much he has done for us, surely we too should say “thank you Lord, what can I do to show my appreciation for you?”
Worship that is halfhearted is not worthy of the King who gave his all. Praise that prevaricates devalues his glory. Turning Sundays into a spectator sport is an insult to our savior. A lifestyle that mimics this world mocks his majesty. Passivity belittled his passion. Greediness forgets the gratitude we owe to the one who gave us everything.