As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what He taught. But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to You that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” – Luke 10:38-42 (NLT)
“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – And It’s All Small Stuff” by Richard Carlson, was a #1 best seller in 1997. His 100 recommendations for making life more calm, caring and stress-free are worth reading again in this renewed time of turmoil. We can get so consumed in the details of life, that we lose perspective of what is really important. One chapter is titled “Remember that Everything Has God’s Fingerprints on It.” While we may not be able to see God moving in our circumstances, the evidence of His presence always remains. Jesus said, “There is only one thing worth being concerned about” – and that is finding His fingerprints on us.
Dear Jesus, cover me in Your fingerprints so that I will never forget that I am guided by Your hand.
-Sue Breland, Journey Through the Cross: Meditations for Lent ©