Joh 12:3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
Mary sacrificed a very costly oil to her service to Jesus. She echoes what David said, “I will not offer to the Lord my God a sacfrice that cost me nothing”. We in the company of others tend can be cautious or even reserved in worship. We may even feel uneasy with others’ expression of worship that we are not accustomed to, a soul pouring him or herself to the Lord. Everyone wished to interrupt her from being real, however Jesus received this form of worship. She gave all she had and then some when no one else did.
Here is one of the things John tell us , “…And the house was filled with fragrance of the oil” (John 12:3). Her act altered the atmosphere of the house, her worship drew everyone’s attention not to herself but to Jesus. This act must have brought those present to re examine the level of their true worship. This very simple woman teach us that brokenness leads to giving it all. Anyone around you shouldn’t define how you worship. Only Jesus deserves worship. What you give could be a fragrance that would fill the room affecting everyone and impacting everyone.