We good Christian girls doing our good Christian duties may not be material girls living in a material world, but we are certainly turning into Martha girls in this Martha world we have created!
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feetlistening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42Today I gently heard the Lord saying, "Sarah, Sarah..."
In all the times I have read and heard read this passage I had missed that one part, "you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed..." Ugh, that hit close to home! I am under the impression that these things and people that God holds in the palm of his hand would cease to function correctly if I stop for a minute. I forget too easily who entrusted these things into my care and who can more than take up the slack...
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place?" Job 38:4-5, 12Surely if I "choose what is better", the God who laid the earth's foundation, who gives orders to the morning can care for what I miss. Heck for that matter if He can get the morning up and going I bet he could do wonders for getting my kids up and dressed! Choose what is better. Give him some of your time and let Him give you something that cannot ever be taken away.
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