For the past few months, my life has been a to do list of to do lists. A new job title with new responsibilities and a million new tasks to keep track of. A near-perfect new house with seemingly endless contractors to fix and improve innumerable things. And even now that we have moved in, there is still new to do items that I discover every day.
Today I have been at home all day. And the more I planned to sit down to write this blog post, the more other things popped up to do around the house and in the garden. And when I finally did sit down at my computer, the first thing it did was show me is a blue screen!
For a split second I was quite frustrated. And then I realised that finally I am doing nothing, just waiting for the computer to gather its error information. Thank you, Lord, for that blue screen of tranquility!
And then I realised that I have been running around just like Martha when Jesus visited.
Luke 10:38-42 (WEBBE): 38As they went on their way, he entered into a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39She had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. 40But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she came up to him, and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister left me to serve alone? Ask her therefore to help me.”
41Jesus answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42but one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
At a time when Jesus was very busy, He took some time out of his day to spend with the Father in prayer.
Mark 1:35-37 (WEBBE): 35Early in the morning, while it was still dark, he rose up and went out, and departed into a deserted place, and prayed there. 36Simon and those who were with him searched for him. 37They found him and told him, “Everyone is looking for you.”
“Everyone is looking for you.” Yep, that sounds like my life right now. If Jesus could find time for quiet prayer in His schedule filled with super important tasks, then I should do that too!