Service with a Smile
"When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul." Psalm 94:19
Companies coming! These words quickly launch many of us into motion. That often means a frenzied trip to the grocery store. It means we drag out the vacuum, get the lawn mowed, dishes done and clean sheets on the beds in the spare guest rooms. Martha recognized that call. The story of Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42) is a story about action and service. We can imagine what Martha did before Jesus came to visit and yet even while He is there we see her work, work, work. Martha does everything she can think of to make Jesus comfortable as He visits her home. Martha is all action!! However, Mary is a very different story. When Martha sees Mary it stops her in her tracks. Then Jesus gently reminds Martha to refocus on Him. He was what was important at that time. What about you? Are you all about getting things done? Do you have an endless "to do" list? Is your calendar unreadable because of too many notations penciled in? If you looked in a mirror while serving others, would you see a smile or a scowl? Kindgom work often demands long hours, hard work but Jesus cautions us to remember who we really are serving- it's Him! Keeping focused on Him helps balance worshipful hearts with busy hands. When Christ is our reason for service, we find true joy in serving others!