August 21, Today’s thought – We Are All Loved

2010 0425 (17)Yep, I’m loved! (4/2010)

Good Morning

Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. John 11:5

Jesus does not want all His loved ones to be on one old or color. He does not seek uniformity. He will not remove our individuality; He only seeks to glorify it. He loved “Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

“Jesus loved Martha”
Martha is our biblical example of a practical woman; “Martha served.” In that place is enshrined her character.
(Luke 10:40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving . . .)

And her sister
Mary was contemplative, spending long hours in deep communion with the unseen. We need the Marys as well as the Marthas–the deep contemplative souls, whose spirits shed a fragrant restfulness over the hard and busy streets. We need the souls who sit at Jesus’ feet and listen to His Word, and the interpret the sweet Gospels to a tired and weary world.

“And Lazarus”
What do we know about him? Nothing! Lazarus seems to have been undistinguished and commonplace. Yet Jesus loved him. What a huge multitude come under the category of “nobodies”! Their names are on the register of births and on the register of deaths, and the space between is a great obscurity. Thank God for the commonplace people! They turn our houses into homes, they make life restful and sweet. Jesus loves the commonplace. Here then is a great, comforting thought: we are all loved–the brilliant and the commonplace, the dreamy and the practical.

Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus

Remember you are loved . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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