12th April 2017

Tearfund: Living Water Day 43

 

LIVING WATER: Being still

 

 

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 (Luke 10: 38-39)

 

Stopping and listening is something that our increasingly busy society finds hard to do. When Jesus visited Martha and Mary’s house, Mary chose to buck the trend and stop and be still. She was captivated by the presence of her friend, Jesus. Sitting with him, letting his words filter into her very soul was all she needed to find refreshment and fulfilment.

 

Perhaps this Lententide is a good opportunity for us to sit with Jesus giving up a small amount of time during each day of busyness to learn once again how to become captivated by the voice of our friend, Jesus.

 

Find 10 minutes today to be still, to sit at Jesus feet. Choose a verse you want to think on something you need to hear right now eg ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love’ (Jeremiah 31:3). Find a comfortable place and take a few moments to relax and breathe deeply. Begin to repeat the verse to yourself just listen and let the words sink in.

 

Prayer

Lord Jesus, may my desire for busyness be replaced with a desire for stillness. For it is in the stillness that I hear your voice. May my ears be attentive to your words. And my soul yearn to learn more from you. Amen

 

Contributed by Fiona Michael

 

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