Thursday, July 09, 2009
Mary, Martha, Inbetween.....OH MY!
I used to be a Mary. Hours could go by and I would still prefer sitting on my bed, Bible and ears open, MontBlanc pen at the ready, and a fresh page of my journal waiting to be filled. Spending time with Jesus was all I wanted to do (well, mostly).
Then.... I changed.
That taskmaster Martha has shown up with a vengeance and keeps me so busy that the Mary in me has disappeared into oblivion. Where, oh, where did she go?
I think the Lord misses me.
No, I know He does.
He created us for relationship...not with our endless to-do lists, but with Him, the living, loving God Almighty. It really is amazing that He desires our companionship!
So, though there's lawns to be mown, lemons to be squeezed, nuts to be cracked, baby quilts to be sewn, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, scouring.... I am choosing to put Jesus first, before all of those... well, AFTER I hang the load that just got done washing...
"but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her" (Luke 10:42).