AT HIS FEET

“Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up [to Him] and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but [only] one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” (Lk 10:38-42)
This is my question: Have you found this blessed spot at Jesus’ feet? Are your eyes gazing uninterrupted at His lovely face? Or are you still distracted by many things, trying to please all men, trying to control everything around you? Have you disciplined your ears to desire to listen only to the Word of God? Has your soul found rest under His gentle yoke of learning the Word? Is your heart trained to abide in His presence, to desire nothing else, for as long as the Teacher is speaking? Are you able to obey His command: ‘Be still and know that I am God’! You say that you are busy… that you do useful many things for the ministry… I am not saying that ministry is bad… But, do you ever stop and think about just pleasing the Lover of your soul? I know that you give offerings and you help the poor… I agree with you, it is a good thing to do… but, do you ever stop and think that your Master may need something… maybe a cup of water… something that only true love can offer? You say that life is short, therefore you must enjoy it… you take care of your family… people say that you are a responsible woman… that is good! But, do you ever stop and think that there is a way to bring a smile on Your Teacher’s lips? I know that you are busy, active and committed in the church… people see and greet you well… but do you ever stop and think of Him who died on the Cross that you and your family may live?
As for me, against all odds, after much stumbling, I finally found that place… my heart, my feet, they could not rest from seeking until I found that blessed spot… men have pushed me aside and prayed against my passion… men laughed at my longing and pointed at other things to do… But the Lord of my sister Mary became my Lord also… He called me heavenwards and revealed that space prepared and preserved for me alone. I seat at His feet. I seat with Him in heavenly places! Throughout my spiritual journey, He encouraged, defended and covered me. The truth is that I have never seen a Man like Jesus. He speaks mysteries to my spirit and my heart melts at the sound of His voice. He who holds the stars in His hand, holds my breath and my soul forever… The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want! What can man do to me? Nothing! For I am safe forever! I fear nothing except to grieve Him by my doubts, restlessness and foolishness. I have found peace and joy… this is my hidden treasure… this is my testimony! My spot at His feet is secure forever… His seal is there… His oil has marked round about! My name is stamped on that holy ground and none can erase it… From the words of His mouth, I share with you all… In the presence of my enemies, He calls me to His personal banqueting table… I observe that men stare at something close to the ceiling. Surprised, I too look above and see: His banner over me reads: “FOREVER LOVE”! Nothing compares with this! I found love! Better said, LOVE has found me! Abiding in His presence, I live! “To worship You I live!” Glory!

SLL 97

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