…busy. Too much to do. A plate so full there’s no wiggle room. Clicking things off the list can become more pressing than time with people. On and on it can go. Let’s face it; life can become a blur.
We’re all guilty at times of this. As Christians we can become so focused on serving and doing that we lose sight of “the most important thing,” as Jesus so pointedly stated to Martha.
This is a wonderful time of year to be reminded of this truth. We’re on vacation with family for the Christmas holiday. We are visiting a beautiful place we’ve never been to before and so there is a tendency to want to go, go, go and take in all there is to experience. And yet, the reality is we are here together to not only enjoy this place but also to enjoy each other. Truth number one.
There’s another truth to consider:
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matt. 11:28-30.
In my rush to get it done, especially at this time of year, I can so easily overlook my much needed time with my Savior. Truth number two.
Jesus wants to replace my burdens with His love, peace, and provision. In my race to win over the tyranny of my list, He waits patiently (perhaps sometimes not so patiently!) for me to remember Him. I don’t know why it’s so easy to forget He wants to actually help me get through my day or even to help me realize that perhaps parts of my day are just not important!
As a Christian it is so easy to get caught up in “stuff”. “Stuff” can be negative but it can also be positive. I have a tendency to say yes to too many ministry opportunities. They are all good, nothing wrong with any of them. But, if they take me away from sitting with the One who loves me, then I’m too busy.
This Christmas holiday, I’m trying to wind down from the rapid pace of my life in order to do a couple of things that I believe my Savior wants me to do: take some time with Him, some writing and just “being” with my kids and grandkids. It feels good!
Will you join me today in taking some time to be with the One who loves you? He would love that. I’m off…and then it’s time for a mean game of spoons with the family while it’s raining outside!