Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Day Twelve Christmas Scripture
Along with the good of Christmas also comes the stresses. Do you feel at the end of the day that you have completely rushed through everything just to be done? I feel that way some days and feel terrible about doing that. We are only given one today and can't get a do-over day.
Don't forget your purpose through this season. It's supposed to be a time of peace, joy, remembrance and celebration. Through the commercialism of Christmas we have lost sight of the joy this time of year brings and the true meaning.
I always remember the story of Mary and Martha and how Mary stayed to sit at the Lord's feet listening to him. Martha was completely distracted about what was going on around her that she got frustrated and forgot the goodness that was around her in that moment.
Sit at His feet today and listen. You don't even have to speak, just listen with your heart and He will talk to you. Do not rush off, you only get this opportunity today once so enjoy it. You are in the presence of our Lord Almighty, do not rush through it.
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 feet listening 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.”