The blessing of rest

“From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭3‬:‭8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

What do you have to offer as a blessing?

For Martha it was her home and her ability to be hospitable and provide for the needs of her guests. It wasn’t flashy, it was honest and needed. Jesus willing accepted the blessing that Martha was offering which if we think about this a little closer, was strange because Jesus was able to give what His disciples needed. What Jesus did was to invite more people into the circle of care and the outward gift of grace. Jesus didn’t have to be there but He was and it changed their lives.

We see this change in a backward sort of way. Martha realizes, backhandedly admits that she can’t do it herself. She needs help. She expects help from Jesus but not exactly as Martha intended. She wanted Jesus to tell Mary to help but Jesus changed it around and said that Martha should sit down. When Jesus said that Mary chose what was better, it was an invitation to take a break and listen to Jesus.

When we come into Jesus’ presence we don’t always know why we came here but we will leave changed.

When we come to ask Jesus for help, He sees deeper into our souls to what we truly need help with.

When we come to Jesus, He gives us the rest and renewal we need to share His blessing with others.

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