Today we are reading John 12:1-11. You can find it here.
It’s the account of a woman, breaking a valuable jar of expensive perfume and pouring it over Jesus’ feet, wiping them with her hair.
There are many things that could be said about this, but the point the text makes is that
- This was worth a lot of money.
- Judas suggested this was a waste, it should have been sold and given to the poor.
- But Jesus said that this was in preparation for what lay ahead.
- One of my favourite book titles on worship is “A Royal “Waste” of Time: The Splendor of Worshiping God and Being Church for the World” by Marva J. Dawn.
- What is sometimes seen as waste, is not waste from God’s perspective.
As you read and reflect on John 12:1-11
- What do you have of value that you can offer to Jesus today, even if others see it as a waste?
- Will you offer it?
- How can / will you encourage others in their journeying with Jesus in this time of physical distancing? When you get that nudge (and you will get nudges, if you are listening) from the Spirit to give someone a call, let me encourage you to do it (You know they will be home!)
If you feel comfortable doing so, share that in the comments. Let’s encourage one another.