They all could sense trouble.
“Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where He was, he was to report it, so that they might arrest Him.” (John 11:57)
“Therefore, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So, they made Him a dinner there, and Martha was serving; and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him. Mary then took a pound of very expensive 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.” (John 12:1-3 NASB)
Mary knew, she knew there was none like Him. She was the one at His feet, hearing His every word. Somehow, she knew because of something He said. She knew and worshiped Him, anointing His feet. Today there are many who know there is no one like Him. The time is now to sit at His feet and hear Him. Is that not how it will be for those filling their lamps? And should not the oil be fragrant?
“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us reveals the fragrance of the knowledge of Him in every place.” (2 Corinthians 2:14 NASB)
“For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing: to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things?” (2 Corinthian 2:15-16 NASB) Who is adequate? Only Christ revealed in us. Without His aroma, to others, we are an odor that does not accomplish the work of God.