John 12.1-11

Jesus is worthy of all adoration, love, and awe.

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’ Hark, your watchmen lift up their voice, together they sing for joy; for eye to eye they see the return of the Lord to Zion. Break forth together into singing, you waste places of Jerusalem; for the Lord has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem. The Lord has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.” (Isaiah 52.7-10)

The Anointing

He visited at Bethany,
And rested next to Lazarus;
Martha served dinner while Mary
Anointed the feet of Jesus.

A liter of costly perfume,
She poured on his feet with great care;
Its precious fragrance filled the room,
As she stroked His feet with her hair.

At this sight, Judas was appalled;
He questioned her extravagance.
Mary, in silence, was enthralled;
Jesus chided his verbal lance.

In Mary’s soul, He was adored;
To Him, she surrendered her heart.
She worshipped her Savior and Lord;
No greater joy could He impart.

Mary danced this eloquent prayer;
As heaven’s fragrance filled the air.

May the Master grant us the grace of complete surrender and awe, that we may adore Him with the fullness of our souls.

(c) Paul Buis, 2005