This is how Jesus described the extravagant act of worship bestowed on him by the woman at Bethany (Matthew 26:10). She broke open a flask of very expensive perfume and poured it on his head. The disciples were quick to point out the “wasteful” nature of this action. Yet, Jesus rebuked them. He was honored by her lavish gift. And she was lifted up as an example of what true worship looks like: extravagant, costly, humbling, sacrificial.
I confess that I am more like the disciples than like the woman: cautious, practical, functional, guarded. As I am, so also is my worship. Lord, teach me to be like the woman, extravagant in my worship. May I do unto you a beautiful thing.