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Let’s talk about Mary, the sister to Martha and Lazarus. She is mentioned three times in the gospels, with a common factor, she is at the feet of Jesus. The first time she is seated at Jesus feet as Martha was busy preparing the food. (Luke 10:38-42) Then she is mentioned when his brother Lazarus falls sick and dies. She is always known for falling at Jesus’ feet and saying, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” (John 11:32) The third time we see Mary in John 12:3, she took about half a litre of pure nard expensive perfume and poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped the feet with her hair. Judas thought it was a waste, but Jesus shut him down telling him ‘Leave Her Alone’

Mary is outstanding. She is known to love being at the feet of Jesus, even when in tears, that was where she wanted to cry from; at the feet of Jesus. When her sister was busy in the kitchen, Jesus said Mary chose what is better, being at the feet of Jesus. Then now she is pouring very expensive perfume on Jesus’ feet. Have you noticed the trend, Jesus came to her defense every time. One would have said, ‘by the way, Mary please go help Martha first then the two of you can come spend time with Jesus’ or ‘by the way, Judas is right, that perfume can be used elsewhere, stop wasting it’ but Jesus defended Martha.

It is evident; Jesus defends those who are devoted to Him. Those who are willing to give their all to Him, those who prefer being at His feet. Mary honoured what God had done for her “Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.” (1 Sam. 12:24) Mary honoured God with her wealth “Honor the LORD from your wealth and from the first of all your produce;” (Proverbs 3:9) Mary loved God with her all. “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” (Deut 5:6) Jesus defended her because of her dedication and devotion.

In the same way, Jesus stands before God in defense of those who trust and believe in Him. Do not moderate your love for Jesus, it is not too much, it is not too expensive. People will come up with ideas how you can use your mind, strength, talents, gifts, opportunities, wealth and wisdom for ‘better’ things. But just like Judas, most of them already have selfish interests at heart and they do not know how it feels seeing your brother being brought back to life. No one understands better what God has done for you, so love Him your way and give Him your all.

Remember, when your priority is spending time at Jesus’ feet, He silences the enemy on your behalf.