Let Your Hair Down

“Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume;
she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair.
And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.”
John 12:3


Take a moment to assess your hair and feet. No matter how long or short your hair is, run your fingers through it as you read this. Go on! Now, look down at your feet. Shoes on? Sockless? Freshly showered or a little stinky?

No matter the condition of your feet, take a second to imagine the gravity of what Mary did when she washed Jesus’ feet with her hair. She took a sacred part of the beauty of her body, let it down, and rubbed it all over Jesus’ stenchy, nasty, well-traveled, dirty feet. And get this—in addition to this expression with her hair, she also poured a $60,000 bottle of perfume all over Jesus’ feet. What compelled her to do this?

I think it has to do with the fact that Mary had already spent time at Jesus’ feet.

This wasn’t the first time she had been there. Mary’s consistent practice of posturing herself at the feet of Jesus, who changed everything for the good in her heart and life, prepared her heart to lavishly pour out her love on Him in a most profound way.



How are you like Mary? Have you spent time slowing down and sitting at the feet of Jesus lately?

Are you willing to pour out your love on and for Jesus even if it costs you your dignity, security, and finances?

Talk to Jesus these things and more.

Nicholas Hindes

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