Luke 10:42 “…but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
Six days before Passover, before Jesus’ crucifixion, He is lounging at the home of Lazarus (who has already been raised from the dead). Lots of people were there. Some were just there because of the hoopla – Lazarus was raised from the dead! Here is this “Jesus” who raised him. Others were reveling in the blessing; the miraculous blessing of the resurrection to come not knowing how soon this meaning would be truly revealed. Mary, Lazarus sister, ponders it all. She is still recovering from the grief of losing her brother, the rebound elation from his miraculous return, but in deep awe and wonder of the One she has come to know through and through as the Savior of her soul. She takes an alabaster vessel of pure spikenard, the precious container which represented her worth in life. Now, with her eyes flint upon Jesus, she makes her way through the crowd towards Him. Everyone is hustling and bustling around her, but no one takes notice. On the other side of the room, people are stepping on Jesus feet, bumping him, spilling their drinks on him; none realizing who is sitting among them. But Mary knows. Finally, she is in front of her sweet Jesus. She drops to her knees and breaks the alabaster container, pouring the entire contents upon Him. The emptied vessel is ruined; it can be used for nothing else. But the room is filled with its fragrance. Suddenly, conversations drop, heads turn, and all eyes are fixed upon this lowly woman worshipping the CREATOR GOD WRAPPED IN FLESH, sitting in the far end of the room. She bows as low as she can go, worshipping Him with everything within her. (John 12:1-3)
When we recognize who He is, when we are faced with the depth and breadth of His love for us, we can’t help but fall on our faces in worship, pouring out our all-in-all to the only One who deserves every ounce of our very being. Brothers and sisters, in the perfect light of glory none can help but abandon all and pour out our hearts before him. If we hide our faces, turn our gaze and choose the darkness – we will miss our opportunity to fulfill our one and only purpose for our creation. Get up this morning and seek Him out among the crowds of the world AND WORSHIP HIM!
John 4:24 “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”