Thursday, April 25, 2013

Stop, for a Moment

"Lukewarm people think about life on earth much more often than eternity in heaven," Francis Chan. "And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?" Mark 8:36.
     Today I had a few friends over with their kiddos for an afternoon visit here at the house.  I think everyone had a good time.  The popsicles, the golf cart riding/driving, and even the Tinkertoys were a big hit. It was a perfect day to be outside and just enjoy each other's company.
     I think the caption above is one key to happiness.  Yes, we all have stuff we could be doing, like yardwork, cleaning, organizing, etc.  It reminds me of the Mary and Martha story.  Luke 10;38-42 '' As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”  If you're so busy with life, you'll miss out on life itself.
     I'm glad the parents that were over today were willing to take a break from all the work of life and just live it a little.