A Mary Kind of Love

8/28/2001

Hi Family. : ) I thought last night was so very special with everyone, and when i got home this song overflowed from the things that were shared. It’ll sound familiar since it comes from what we all heard. At first, when we talked about being totally abandoned to Jesus, and what that can look like practically, i wondered, “Can anyone be that way?” Of course! Would Father have had Mary’s story recorded, or led us on with the Promise, if it weren’t our own Destiny??! Can i let the fact that i’m not that way now steal the Vision and Hope? I have Today, and i’m going after Him (all of Him, feet and all!) with all of you. i’m game. : ) Love, mb

A Mary Kind of Love

Jesus, nothing is too good or costly for You.

Nothing compares with Your worth;

And Mary knew something of your value

When You walked upon this earth.

Keeping nothing in reserve for a future day,

She poured all from her alabaster jar for You.

Likewise, i want to pour out everything this day—

And with my life give You your due.

Oh how can I be blind to your preciousness?

Are my eyes fixed on “staying in control”?

I long to be extravagant and extreme toward You,

And live to give to You from the depth of my soul.

To live freely, animated, and by Your Spirit, motivated…

You said that’s what it’s all about.

There should be nothing coldly calculated

Keeping me from pouring my life out.

Father, when You gave Your most Treasured Thing,

That Alabaster Box, Your Son Jesus,

You were entirely and altogether extravagant

As You broke It and poured It out for us.

Oh how can I be blind to your preciousness?

Are my eyes fixed on “staying in control”?

I long to be extravagant and extreme toward You,

And live to give to You from the depth of my soul.

Inside of us, there’s a Mary kind of love for You,

Good to the last drop, not afraid of tomorrow, i see,

Because You delight in us—those washed in Your Blood—

And we’ll live gloriously, passionately, full of Life and Liberty.

You deserve this, oh Jesus, and nothing less.

We ask ourselves, “Oh what can we do?”

Since You deserve no less than our very best,

We’ll lay down our lives for Your lambs and for You.

You’ve opened our eyes to Your preciousness.

We’re no longer afraid to be “out of control”.

We’ll live to be extravagant and extreme toward You,

And live to give to You from the depth of our souls.

 

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