“…a woman came up to him with an alabaster jar of costly perfumed oil, and poured it on his head while he was reclining at table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant and said, “Why this waste?”
– Matthew 26:7-8
Extravagance. This is expressed by the woman with her alabaster jar of costly perfumed oil. She “wastes” the oil for love. What a beautiful image by which gratitude is shown to Jesus. What a concept – ‘wasted for love’.
Yet, no matter how much she sacrificed for her love of Jesus, it is only a pale shadow in comparison to the lavish gift we have received through Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross.
Extravagance. What are you willing to ‘waste for love’ of Jesus?
May God bless you!