"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.” Matthew 26 v 12-13
How many people are going through life trying to make their lives count? Some are in pursuit of success in business; others are seeking after knowledge and gaining more and more qualifications, others are pouring their lives into social justice. None of these things are wrong.
God wants us to be successful but none of the above should ever take the place of our first pursuit - Worshipping the Father. Being prepared to surrender all to Him and his son.
The act of worship that we read about in these verses was criticised by others because it offended people's sense of logic. It was extravagant. But it revealed a heart overflowing with love and adoration. This lady was not concerned with what those around her thought of her. Her eyes were on Jesus and Jesus only.
Jesus saw this devotion and made her work famous for all eternity. What a legacy! Think today about what and who gets your time and affection. Where is your heart drawn? Only when you pursue the King of all kings will you ever truly find what you are looking for.