At The Feet Of Jesus
“Mary, sat at the Lord's feet, listening to what He taught.”
When you awake in the morning, do your thoughts immediately turn to a situation that you are going to have to face at your place of employment? Is there a possibility you may be losing your job? You immediately become fretful and your priorities become clouded. Do you focus on the worry, or do you reach for your Bible to sit at the feet of Jesus Christ to place this burden at Jesus' feet?
In the Book of Luke, there is an illustration of Jesus visiting His friends, Mary and Martha. Mary and Martha lived in Bethany a tiny village on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives. They both loved Jesus and served Him.
On this great occasion when Jesus visited the ladies in their home their personal priorities were opposite regarding how they handled His presence. Martha, in her hospitality mode, chose to make her priority to focus on the big meal that she was preparing, and worrying about whether the food was perfectly cooked and properly presented to Jesus.
Mary chose a totally opposite priority. She made the decision not to get upset or worry about the details of the big meal. She quietly went to sit at the feet of Jesus to listen to His teaching.
W. Hay Aitken, from “Thoughts for the Quiet Hour”, stated: “At Jesus' feet--that is our place of privilege and of blessing, and here it is that we are to be educated and fitted for the practical duties of life. Here we are to renew our strength while we wait on Him, and to learn how to mount on wings as eagles; and here we are to become possessed of that true knowledge which is power. Here we are to learn how real work is to be done, and to be armed with the true motive power to do it. Here we are to find solace amidst both the trials of work--and they are not few--and the trials of life in general; and here we are to anticipate something of the blessedness of heaven amidst the days of earth; for to sit at His feet is indeed to be in heavenly places, and to gaze upon His glory is to do what we shall never tire of doing yonder.”
Where are your priorities when a burden is heavy? Which person do you resemble, Martha or Mary? Do you fret and worry like Martha? Or do you immediately go to sit at Jesus' feet like Mary? Jesus stated: “There is really only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it--and I won't take it away from her.”
Jesus is waiting for you to sit quietly at His feet! By being in His presence you will know Him, and you can cast your burden upon Him.
Lord God, thank You for allowing us to sit at Your feet. Amen.
~ Ann Brock