Listen to “Jesus We Love You” by Bethel Music, featuring Paul McClure from the album, ‘We Will Not Be Shaken.’
I think of the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her hair. She was weeping, she was pouring her heart out right there through her tears and her actions. Her affection and devotion to Jesus symbolically poured out on His feet.
When we praise and pray with all of our hearts, we are pouring our hearts out to Jesus. Jesus isn’t concerned with who we used to be. His concern is to have our hearts turned to Him; to love. He wants each of us to receive the forgiveness that He so generously hands out, if we only ask. Our sins will not be held against us. He simply loves us and He longs for our love.
36 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume.38 As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.
39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.”
40 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said.
41 “Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii,[c] and the other fifty. 42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?”
43 Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.” “You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.
44 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. 45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”
48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
As you worship with this song, pour your heart out to Jesus. Ask Him for forgiveness if that is something that you need to do. Remember that old things have passed and you are a new creation through Jesus. Sing out to Him and profess your love for Him. Sit in reverence, stand and stretch your arms out in surrender, bow on your knees weeping on His feet. However you want to express your heart to the Lord, do it with ALL of your heart and cry out “Jesus we love You”!
Jesus we love You. I love You, I adore You and I long to know and love You more. I’m so thankful for Your forgiveness in my life. I don’t deserve Your kindness or Your love, but you give it freely, and I am blessed! Lord, my heart is devoted to You, and I pour it on Your feet today. Amen.
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