There are many people today who try to find alternatives to traditional medicine. I agree with this idea; we don't want to put excessive chemicals into our bodies unless it is completely necessary for our healing. For many years now, essential oils have become prominent in the marketplace. Those who have bought them know how expensive they can be for just a few drops. Imagine having a pound of Spikenard! One tablespoon is worth about twenty five dollars on the market today! Mary was a woman who loved Jesus and gave Him her full attention. At a dinner a couple of days before Jesus crucifixion, she anointed our Savior with this precious perfume; He was lavished as a King should be! Jesus said that her preparing Him for burial would always be remembered, and it has been mentioned in pulpits across the world. What sacrifices are you willing to make for our Savior and King? Whatever you decide to give up for Him, as an act of worship, will be worth every penny!
And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. Mark 14:3