Luke 7:37-38 And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.
Here is worship. It was costly… humble… personal… broken… poured out… fragrant!
Jesus had just sat down at the table of a Pharisee to eat. It would seem that this Pharisee was anything but hospitable. He did not follow the courtesy customs. He did not wash the dust from Jesus feet and wipe them. And, he did not anoint Him with perfume to refresh Him from His sweaty journey.
While Jesus is reclining at the six inch high table, this sinful woman barges in and begins to cry at His feet. Because Simon the Pharisee did not wash Jesus’ feet for Him, her tears made puddles of mud. She begins to wipe the mud from His feet with her hair. Then she pours her perfume on Him. Notice, this woman is still a sinner until verse 50.