"And began to wash his feet with tears." (Luke 7:38) The woman spoke not a word. She didn't have to. Her actions said it all. The gushing tears that fall upon Messiah's feet are nothing compared to the torrent of love pouring from her heart. It is one of the purest, most unselfish acts of adoration this cold world has ever seen.
Satan is a talented artist who has painted the most devious masterpiece and has managed to pawn it off upon an unsuspecting Christian world as an original. This insidious painting is a picture of our heavenly Father. What makes this picture so wicked is that it is based not upon Father's image, but upon Satan's own image! Astonishingly, Satan has sold this masterpiece of deception to the Christian world, and by and large, the entire Christian world today worships a portrait of Father that is in actuality based upon Satan's character. It is a satanic masterpiece.
"And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer." (Luke 22:15) In the NKJV: "With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you." In the NLT: "I have looked forward to this hour with deep longing, anxious to eat this Passover with you." In the NIV: "I have eagerly desired…"
Beautiful feet. How so? "How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger bringing good news, Breaking the news that all's well, proclaiming good times, announcing salvation." (Isa. 52:7 MSG)
I stood before the Vietnam war memorial in Washington D.C. It stands in memory of all the soldiers who died in that war. Every deceased soldier's name is etched onto the monument. I reached out my hand and touched a name. His parents no doubt had high hopes for him. Marriage. A family. Grandchildren. Who knows all the good he could have accomplished. All that hope was erased in one horrible moment. A monument is important. It helps us to remember the misery, the terrible cost of war.