Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Things that Clarify...

It's no secret that our lives are very full.

Most of us in this culture are so busy that we barely have time to take a breath, much less fit any other important appointments in our schedule.

We are busy with many things...but are we busy with the most important things?

When Jesus was on earth, He had LOTS of important things to do.

He had healings to do, meetings with the Pharisees, teaching time with his Disciples, meetings in the temple...

He was a busy man!

You can be sure that there were always more people looking for more time with him.

Yet, He never wasted His time! That's one of the things that makes Jesus such a compelling figure: He was always busy doing His Father's work. (John 6:38).

Sometimes it takes moments of clarity to help us understand this simple reality:

We are filling our lives with lots of things, but very few things really     matter.

When He was here on earth, Jesus had friendships...including with Mary, Martha and their brother, Lazarus.

Once, when He and the disciples were over there for a meal, He had an important lesson to teach...

"As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 

Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”

But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)

Mary had discovered an important truth: The MOST IMPORTANT thing you and I can do is to sit at the feet of Jesus and learn from Him, growing closer to Him in the process!

All the other things we make ourselves busy with--even legitimate ones--pale in comparison to that priority.

So...have YOU taken the time today for "the One thing worth being concerned about"? 

Have YOU taken the time to sit at the feet of Jesus?

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