I woke up at 3:30 this morning. An image kept playing in my mind, and I couldn’t help but smile. As hard as I tried to go back to sleep, Jesus continued to invite me to spend more time with Him. How could I resist?
So…in the last journal entry, I wrote how I shared an object lesson regarding priorities and the story of Mary and Martha with the kids on Wednesday night AWANAs. What I didn’t share was the precious scene being played out while reading the bible to the children.
Picture this: Approximately forty children were scattered around the room, each sitting on a colored dot. When I grabbed my bible and sat down on the steps, in the center of the stage, I invited the children to come gather around me to listen to God’s word. They were like little mice scurrying about. Their expressions were of delight. Throughout these five verses, the children would scoot a little closer to my feet. Some kids would move their way to the stage and sit next to me. A couple of girls would touch my bible and want to flip the corner pages with giddiness. THIS, this scene was the vision that kept running through my mind early in the morning.
Are we…am I…going to be this way when we see Jesus face to face? Are we…am I…going to be invited to sit at His feet, yet when we are there keep nudging closer and closer to Him? Are we…am I…going to want to hear more stories from His word with The Man Himself recalling history? Oh, how I hope so.
But wait…why wait?
Jesus is desiring for us…me…to join Him each day. To sit at His feet with His actual Word in front of us. Y’all, Jesus IS the Word! Sitting at would fill me with such delight!
Before the world began, the Word was there. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was there with God in the beginning…The Word became a man and lived among us. We saw his divine greatness—the greatness that belongs to the only Son of the Father. The Word was full of grace and truth. John 1:1-2, 14
“Delight yourself also in the LORD and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
In Luke 10:41-42, we read, “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.’” Will you discover, like Mary, the one thing to be concerned about?
Blessings to you and yours,