And what gained her this privilege? Her willingness to give of herself to adore Jesus.
Martha Kilpatrick’s poetic meditation may be the deepest peering into Mary’s story that I have read.
Don’t be fooled by the poetry, however. This book is not just full of “fluff”. It is rich with deep insight into someone who was completely devoted to Jesus.
Adoration is presented in short chapters that are good for reading as a short meditation. The focus of the book is not really Mary, though. The focus is on seeing Jesus and adoring Him as Mary did.
At this point, I’ll let Martha’s work speak for itself:
Quotes from Adoration
Eternity will prove His worth and the utter foolishness of any other prize.
We will either pour out all our treasure to Him, or spill our eternity in the waste of all His goodness.
To purchase you form the prison of sin cost Him all, even His place with the Father. To be worthy of His payment and His presence (though not to earn it, for it is done) you also must pay the full price, pour out your treasure to the last drop of costly oil.
Mary had given Him two treasures: her time and her reputation.
Now she gave Him in just one extravagant moment, that which cost a year’s wages to earn.
This is the picture Mary drew for all of time. The picture of His worth, not just to give all to Him but to participate in His cross by love for Him.
The Lamb is worthy.
In the midst of possibilities, of different opportunities, of myriad options, Mary had chosen Him as her highest treasure, her goal, that which was important enough to let all other importances simply… go.
Our ministry to Him must always begin, must daily begin, at His feet. In absolute Surrender, a posture of humility before Him. We become His feet.
Mary was always found at Jesus’ feet.
She sat at His feet for instruction. She fell at His feet in suffering. She anointed His feet for burial. She wiped his feet in gratitude.
The complete life encounter of God, here sketched, drawn and colored on Mary’s experience.
After this parable [The Good Samaritan], Jesus went to the home of Mary and Martha and thus began the living illustration – in Mary –
of the command: love God
and the parable: anoint Him for His wounds.
Mary, by love for Him, was the Samaritan anointing His wounds before He was wounded.
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