Extravagant acts of abandoned, “wasted” worship that are motivated by unfettered love for God need no justification or explanation before men. (The Lost Art of Practicing His Presence)
Sunday mornings. Sixty minutes. Hurry up. Get out.
In many places of worship, that is what Sunday Morning Worship has become. Hurry up. Get out. I have things to do!
There is much to learn from Mary. It did not matter what others said about her – she willingly poured an expensive oil on his body. Jesus said it was done to prepare him for burial. The disciples became indignant. But soon they would understand this act of extravagant love shown to the Messiah.
Matthew 26:8-13 – And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.” But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.” (ESV)
Could it possibly be that we have allowed a “spiritual laziness” over the church? That we have become lazy in our walk and in our hearing from Adonai? Do we no longer savor our time with our Lord and our Savior?
Rush in. Rush out.
Our souls are parched. Slowly dying out. Needing nourishment. And yet, we keep rushing in. Rushing out.
Adonai is calling out to His Children. Will we return to Him? Take time to know Him?
We need times of refreshment to heal our brokenness.
Will you come?