Lk.7:38 – Broken and weeping, she covered his feet with the tears that fell from her face.
Six times in the gospel of Luke we find someone worshipping at the beautiful feet of Jesus.
1. We find the woman who was forgiven much in Luke 7:38 – “Broken and weeping, she covered his feet with the tears that fell from her face. She kept crying and drying his feet with her long hair. Over and over she kissed Jesus’ feet. Then she opened her flask and anointed his feet with her costly perfume as an act of worship”. She was overwhelmed by the mercy she received from Christ.
– OVERWHELMED BY HIS MERCY SHE SAT AT HIS FEET
2. We find the demonized man in Luke 8:35, “Then the people of the region came out to see for themselves what had happened. When they came to where Jesus was, they discovered the notorious madman totally set free. He was clothed, speaking intelligently, and sitting at the feet of Jesus. They were shocked!” This man found the only place true freedom is offered, at the feet of Jesus.
OVERWHELMED AT HIS ACCEPTANCE AND LOVE HE SAT AT HIS FEET
3. We can’t forget the ruler of the synagogue, Jairus, who risked everything to see his daughter made whole. Jairus was at Jesus feet in Luke 8:41 – “Just then, a man named Jairus, the leader of the local Jewish congregation, fell before Jesus’ feet. He desperately begged him to come and heal his twelve-year-old daughter, his only child, because she was at the point of death”.
DESPERATION BROUGHT THIS MAN OF PROMINENCE TO HUMILITY AT JESUS FEET
4. There was also Mary of Bethany. Jesus said she had chosen the best part. Seated at His feet soaking in His words. Lk.10:39 – “And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching”.
STRUCK BY HIS WORD AND HIS PRESENCE SHE SAT AT HIS FEET
5. In Luke 17:15 – we find the leper, falling at His feet, thankful to be rid of leprosy, “When he found Jesus, he fell down at his feet and thanked him over and over, saying to him, “You are the Messiah”.
THANKFULNESS BROUGHT THIS MAN TO THE FEET OF JESUS
6. Finally, the disciples were gazing at His beautiful feet after He was raised from the dead, Lk.24:39,40 – “Come and gaze upon my pierced hands and feet. See for yourselves, it is I, standing here alive. Touch me and know that my wounds are.”
STUNNED BY THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION LIFE EMANATING FROM HIM
We want to be in this number, numbered among those who are sitting at His feet. Notice, its not the mighty or the accomplished at His feet, it is the broken and the needy.