today I will sit

Today I just want to be Mary and sit at Jesus’ feet.  That’s all.  Nothing more.  Oh, Mary had her critics, starting with her own sister, Martha.  But Jesus said it was okay with Him for Mary to sit at His feet. So maybe it’s okay if I do, too.  Just for a little while.  Just for today.

Maybe tomorrow I will slay Goliath or face-off with Pharaoh.  But not today.  Today I just want to sit at Jesus’ feet.  Maybe tomorrow I will be brave like Rahab or faithful like Ruth or forgiving like Joseph or hardworking and rebuild a wall like Nehemiah.  But not today.  Today, I just want to sit at Jesus’ feet.

Maybe tomorrow I will encourage like Barnabas or preach like Paul or share  my lunch with five thousand hungry strangers.  But not today.  Today, I just want to sit at Jesus’ feet.

Maybe tomorrow I will leave my country like Abraham or my job like Peter to follow where Jesus leads me.  But not today.  Today, I just want to sit at Jesus’ feet.

Tomorrow I will visit the prisoner, care for the sick, clothe the naked and give a cup of water to the thirsty, all in Jesus’ name.  Tomorrow I will cry out in this wilderness like John the Baptist that Jesus has come to seek and to save the lost. Tomorrow I will throw off the bushel and let God’s light shine all around.  But not today.  Today, I just want to sit at Jesus’ feet.

Today at Jesus’ feet, I have the green pastures and the still waters of Psalm 23. Today I can listen and learn, rest and let my Shepard renew a right spirit within me.  If I don’t sit at Jesus’ feet, I will be a clanging cymbal.

The valley will be deep and dark, they always are.  But for today I will sit at Jesus’ feet like Mary did. And like He did with Mary,  Jesus lets me stay.  Jesus does not turn me away.

I have many valleys yet to travel in this world and many mountains must be moved.  But not today.  Today, I just want to sit at Jesus’ feet.

sincerely,       Grace Day

“Be still, and know that I am God;”   (Psalm 46:10)

“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength,”  (Isaiah 30:15)

 

 

4 thoughts on “today I will sit

  1. Look to your left…I will be sitting too. Just for today. I really need to be still…just for today. Thanks for reminding me that sitting at His feet is sometimes exactly the right thing.

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  2. Absolutely wonderful!!! 2017 Is my year to sit at Jesus’ feet and He is allowing me to do so. Thank you for documenting my thoughts and feelings after 40 years of working! Today, I continue to sit at Jesus’ feet to renew, restore, listen and learn. Bless you for writing this and do enjoy your seat at His feet!!!!

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