Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.” (Luke 7v44 NIV)
Jesus showed Him that love looks like something.
The woman honoured Jesus and worshipped Him with a thankful heart.
Simon thought it would look good on him having Jesus visit.
That kind of intimacy looks like something.
It more than mere words.
We tend to celebrate people if they are important, high achievers or well connected.
Forgiveness also looks like something.
The woman expresses her love for Him in a tangible way.
She didn’t care what she had become and what she had done.
Her focus was Jesus and Jesus only.
Is your focus exclusively on Jesus?
Repentance and gratitude look like something.
If you are wiping His feet with your tears, you don’t have time to criticise anyone else.
Do you love Him like that, or is going to church on a Sunday as good as it gets?
Ask God what intimacy looks like between you and Him.
Spend quality time as well as quantity with Him.
Set aside a chunk of the day, week or weekend to just sit and talk with Him.
Go for a walk with Him.
Write down what He says to you.
Make notes and revisit them.
Do you know He loves spending time with you more than anything.
(from ‘Wipe His Feet with Your Tears’ by Warren George)