Thursday, July 29, 2010

Martha, Martha

I woke up a little before 4 this morning and began fretting about some work I should have finished a day or two ago. As I slowly fell back asleep, to capture one more minute, I actually had a dream about meeting with the person to whom I owe the work. I jumped up at 5:30 and knew I had to finish and send it off in an email. Then, His words appeared on the screen in front of me. I wanted to delve into work but I sat as usual with my Lady of Guadalupe mug of hot joe and I read the morning reading. "Julie, Julie, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing." Like clay in the potter's hands, He brought me back and transformed me. He tossed me back on the table and made me into someone completely different. He asked that I sit and listen before I rushed off to my work, just as He has asked me to do a million times with my children. He reminded me that, with Him, I am a different person. I have time to sit and to listen. I can choose the more important parts of life. I am relaxed and calm and He can use me more fully as His instrument. All will be well because we can say "Yes, Lord. I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world."