"God created us for this:
to live our lives in a way that makes Him look more like
the greatness and the beauty and the infinite worth that He really is.
This is what it means to be created in the image of God."
-- John Piper
"There came unto Him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on His head as he sat at meat. But when His disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, 'To what purpose is this waste?'" Matthew 26:7-8
Throughout the past twenty centuries thousands of precious lives, heart treasures, high positions, and golden futures have been "wasted" upon the Lord Jesus. To those who love Him in such a way He is altogether lovely and worthy of their offering. What they have poured upon Him is not a waste but a fragrant testimony of His sweetness and worthiness.