Pastor Tim Romero
Matthew 26:8–10 (ESV): "8 And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, "Why this waste? 9 For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor." 10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me."
Our worship doesn't have to make sense to anyone but the Lord. His disciples don't determine what is good and acceptable, Jesus does. Remember that when worshipping the King of Kings!
While Jesus was preparing for His greatest challenge on earth, the Cross, an unnamed woman brought an alabaster jar filled with expensive ointment and poured it on Jesus' head and anointed Him. This was a sign of honor and yet His disciples considered it a waste. They were indignant for the ointment could have been donated and sold to feed the poor. Jesus replied, "what she has done is a beautiful thing."
Not everyone will understand how you worship. His disciples are often the biggest critics of others' worship. The good thing is we don't answer to man but God. When you are led by the Spirit to do something outside of the norm don't let man discourage you. Jesus is worth every ounce of ridicule the world could throw at us. Worship Him with all that you have and don't worry about the rest! He will call what you have done beautiful too, amen?
Father, Your love is so extravagant that it doesn't make sense to us at times. May our worship be as free to You as Your love is to us. Lead us to lay down all at Your feet and worship You the way You deserve to be worshipped, with reckless abandonment we pray in Jesus' name, amen, and amen.