Scripture: “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, NIV).
Observation: The verse goes onto say that the cost of the nard was equal to about a year’s wages, yet she lavishly used it on Him to show her love, thankfulness, and devotion. Jesus had just raised her brother Lazarus from the dead in the weeks preceding and this must have been one of the main reasons Mary was expressing such deep gratitude and devotion to Him. Join the Conversation