At the Feet of Jesus
I. MARY GAVE SOMETHING PRECIOUS
II. MARY GAVE SOMETHING PERSONAL
III. MARY GAVE SOMETHING PRICELESS
One of the greatest songs with a great message is James Taylor's "Shower The People". It has pretty melody and it has a great message. It talks about showering the people that we love with flowers.
Later, in the song, toward the end it says make it rain. The song is about telling those that you love how you feel when they can hear it. It is sad to see friends and family gathered at a funeral home to pay their respects to the deceased person.
There are times when some of those flowers should have been given while the person was still living. We sometimes take people for granted. I cannot help but to wonder how many of those flowers the deceased might have enjoyed while they were living.
The flowers do not always have to be actual flowers. The flowers might be an "I love you." It might be a card, a letter or even a compliment. The point that I am trying to get at is that we should tell our loved ones what they mean to us while they are with us.
When Mary used that pint of expensive perfume on Jesus, she was not worried about how much it cost. What Mary was doing was giving Jesus His flowers while He was still here. Mary gave her life's savings for one moment of worship at the feet of Jesus' feet. Mary did not mind giving the most precious thing in her life because she knew the worth of the Lord.
I read a story about a missionary surgeon who once stopped to see one of the ladies in the village that he had once operated on.
The lady and her husband were dirt poor. Their source of income was reliant upon their livestock. They had an angora rabbit and two chickens.
The woman would often comb the rabbit, take is hair and spin it into yarn that she would sell to make a little money. The chickens provided the eggs that they would eat for food.
Anyway, this woman ins ...
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