Anointing Jesus

Most importantly, are we in a close loving relationship with Jesus… our life laid at His feet, are we broken open for Him and pouring ourselves out to Him, anointing Him now with the fragrant ointment of our gratitude, love and entire being?

“But remember, we are dealing here with something which the Lord said was to go out with the Gospel, wherever that Gospel should be carried. Why? Because he intends that the preaching of the Gospel should issue something along the very lines of the action of Mary here, namely, that people should come to him and waste themselves on him. This is the result that he is seeking.”

Article: The Goal of the Gospel: Are You a Waste? “There was only one soul who succeeded in anointing the Lord, and that was Mary. A challenging exhortation that weighs out our perceptions of how much Jesus is really worth to us.”

But Jesus said, “Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to Me….”She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand.”….Mark14:6,8

5 thoughts on “Anointing Jesus

  1. “…namely, that people should come to him and ‘waste’ themselves on him.”

    Wow! I never thought of it that way. I wondered who would have. I checked the article. Watchman Nee. I should have guessed.

    Good post! Thanks. 🙂

  2. hi Paul, yes I never thought of it that way either, especially since I have
    been thinking in terms of “don’t waste your life” (as on anything unworthy).

    But this kind of ‘waste’ is the kind we want to do: on that which (Who) is most and ultimately Worthy.

    Re the author: yes…….I heard of this book a while back but now I really want to read it, after seeing this little excerpt.

  3. Hi Loretta,

    The “Don’t Waste Your Life” slogan came to mind as well. Interesting.

    Watchman Nee…quite the guy. A godly man if there ever was one. Heard much of him. Fascinating biography. This reminds me I need to make time to know more about him and read more of his writings.

    Waste away ! 🙂

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