Pondering his love for me...
These past few days I have been meditating on the woman who washed Jesus feet with her tears.
I don’t know why she has kept popping into my mind apart from the fact I know God is trying to teach me something through her.
Her story and her encounter with Jesus is recorded in Luke 7v36-50. I have read this over and over and what has struck me is this; this woman did not care about the judgement of others when it came to worship.
I read how she came into his presence and never uttered one word. She used no flowery words to express her love and her repentance. She did not remind Jesus of who he was, or what she was. Very simply, she got down on her knees and did what the proud and arrogant would and could not do... she worshipped Him.
I try to picture the scene in my head, this “sinful woman”, pouring out her heart and her perfume on the feet of the Saviour, and Simon, so full of himself, looking down his nose with distain at this “woman”.
I realise that I need to feel sorry for Simon and not the woman. For it is Simon who does not see Jesus for who he is, or see himself for who he is.
I wish I had the heart of that woman, how I wish I could see myself as she saw herself. I pray that when I find myself in glory I too will be on my knees, washing his feet with my tears. I pray that my heart is not unlike hers, I pray that I pour out everything I have in worship to him, caring not about the eye rolling of others nor their thoughts on how or when I should worship him.
For the one thing I know that God has taught me through this is this. How I worship is the business only of me and my Abba, I need to do what I need to do in response to his great gift of salvation; and how others worship is no business of mine... Personally I need to concentrate on drying his feet and pouring out my perfume, for that way my eyes do not wander from him.
This is what he has taught me this week... I just hope I remember it... hhmm not so easy at times I think!
ok.. if anyone is able toadd the Steve Green song.. broken and spilled out.. from youtube will you post it please for I can't seem to get it to work and i wanted it to go with this blog for it covered perfectly how I feel when I read her account...
Beautiful testimony, bethy.
We all need to remember, to understand that Jesus does not demand, does nto even call for us to kneel before Him. But He does call us to worship Him, to love Him as He loves us. We kneel to show our obedience, or love for Him.