Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sitting at His Feet

"Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, 'Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me. But the Lord answered her, 'Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,  but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.'" Luke 10:38-42

      This week was hard.  So many 7-10 year old campers, a few 10-13 year olds, tons and tons of medications.  It became apparent Sunday night that it was going to be a harder week than the first, so I buckled in but with completely the wrong mindset.  The first part of the week, I felt like I was drowning in bags of medications, trying to answer counselor and camper questions, feeling like I was doing absolutely nothing to connect with the campers.  

      On Tuesday, I was smacked in the face with the realization that I was focusing completely on myself and the circumstances instead of the Reason I'm here this summer.  The next morning while we were on a run, my friend referred to this passage in Luke, one that is very familiar but too often forgotten.  It's simple, really: all God wants is for us to stop running around, stop worrying about everything around us, stop fretting about things that don't matter, and simply sit at his feet and soak in His presence. 

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