Let Revival Roll

John Wesley: “Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether…

EVANGELICALS AND ANIMALS

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Big Bible Video – God’s Provision

Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://www.amara.org/en/v/B4ta/ Tom Wright introduces God’s Provision, Week 2 of The Big Read 2011. See: http://bigbible.org.uk/2011/02/housegroup-materials-week-2-god%E2%80%99s-provision/

ASK FOR WHATEVER YOU WANT!

“At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “ASK FOR WHATEVER YOU WANT ME TO GIVE…

John 12:3 why would Mary wipe Jesus’ feet with her hair?

John 12:3 Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

I understand the significance of Mary letting her hair down – Jewish women seldom ever did this. What I don’t get is why she used her hair to wipe his feet. Hair is not absorbent nor is it useful for wiping anything.
Why wouldn’t she use her dress or scarf?
QUESTION: Why hair and not the cloth of her dress, even her forearm would have been more useful for this task if a towel was not available.