I’m waking up
Still, I’m not out of the woods.
For so long I’ve grown upon the forest floor
Light streaming through the trees
Yet, wanting more.
Watching the wild things pass on by
Searching for a glimpse of Your star filled sky.
I’m waking up
And I’m surrounded by trees.
I lost track of the time while I’ve been watching falling leaves
As You’ve faithfully been pulling and tugging at weeds.
But I’m waking up
And the sound is so sweet
For You’re gracefully working on a wretch like me.
The forest floor will be fine
I so love your thriving trees
I’m much closer
To Your beautiful feet.
April 23, 2020
“And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to His teaching.”Luke 10:39
“After three days they found [Jesus] in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.”Luke 2:46
“Sitting at Christ’s feet, signifies readiness to receive His word, and submission to the guidance of it. Martha was providing for the entertainment of Christ, and those that came with Him. Here were respect to our Lord Jesus and right care of her household affairs. But there was something to be blamed. She was for much serving; plenty, variety, and exactness. Worldly business is a snare to us, when it hinders us from serving God, and getting good to our souls. What needless time is wasted, and expense often laid out, even in entertaining professors of the gospel! Though Martha was on this occasion faulty, yet she was a true believer, and in her general conduct did not neglect the one thing needful. The favour of God is needful to our happiness; the salvation of Christ is needful to our safety. Where this is attended to, all other things will be rightly pursued. Christ declared, Mary hath chosen the good part. For one thing is needful, this one thing that she has done, to give up herself to the guidance of Christ.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary
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