John 14:6 NIV
Two days left. Only two days left and how am I ever going to get all this done?
I still have shopping and gift wrapping, and cooking, and oh, the house, well, it needs some cleaning. Jesus said to Martha, “Only one thing is needful.” Well, you and I can’t be like Mary and sit and read our Bible and pretend that we have little elves that will take care of the preparations for Christmas while we sleep. “Oh, if only that were the case.”
As I’m frantically rushing through Macy’s, I can’t imagine Jesus hysterically rummaging through the sweaters looking for the perfect gift for Peter? Can you visualize Him getting ruffled at all? I believe He was calm, in control, and serene at all times. I must remember not to seat Aunt Maud next to Sue—they’re currently not speaking. Do you think Jesus made a seating chart for the last supper? I want to embody his composure. Jesus said, “not to worry about what to eat or drink; your Heavenly Father knows what you need and will provide.” Do you think He knows I need dinner rolls? I forgot to buy them and don’t have time to make them. Would Jesus stress about the little things? Are dinner rolls“needful”? What“one thing” is needful? To remember that Jesus is the Way—our model for living—for walking in
peace. And that is how I plan to make my Christmas Merry. I’ll follow his example.
Peace & joy to you all,