She Gave Her ALL Extravagant love is what Mary did for her Saviour , Jesus Christ John 12 Jesus Anointed at Bethany 1Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. 3Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, 5"Why wasn't this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year's wages.[6He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it. 7"Leave her alone," Jesus replied. " It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. 8You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me." You all the story of Mary and we pick up the story where she pours a whole bottle of very expensive perfume over Jesus head and then anoints His feet and lets down her hair and dries His feet with her hair Now we need to know the custom of that day was that a woman was never in a room with men and never to be seen in that room . and furthermore she touched a man, Jesus which was also forbidden in the culture of that day She did all the things that her culture told her not to do .let alone let her hair down and wiping a man’s feet . But this was not an ordinary man , this was the Son of God and Mary loved Jesus so much and she recognized Him as the Lord of Lords and King of Kings . Something else very significant in this story is that Mary anointed Jesus just like the religious leaders did in the Old Testament . Moses poured oil over Aaron’s head when he was to take Moses place and so did other leaders. We see Mary as having extravagant love for Jesus that it did not matter the cost . She took the best of what she had and extravagant love is precious to us . ( Judas actually exposed the fact of the value of the perfume ) Also I can imagine that the smell of the perfume filled the whole house and was pleasant to others and effected every one in the room . The smell probably even left the house . When we worship our Lord and King lets think about what Mary did and give Him our best as it effects others and impacts them , just as the sweet aroma of the perfume that filled that room , our worship should be a sweet aroma to Jesus The moment we gather to worship we bring life. We are the aroma of life to those who are searching. Don’t hold back no matter what others think . Worship is how we live our life to express our love for Jesus . Our love is pleasing to Him .. The disciples began to rebuke Mary but Jesus told them to leave her alone . She has reconized Me for who I am We ae the perfume of worship and need to fall in love with our Saviour just as Mary did .Jesus lifted her up and will do the same for us as we worship and are pleasing to Him . She gave ALL she had ... Give the best you have to Him .