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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  1. This post uplifted my spirit! Is that you in the photo and who are the lovely children? I also thought “we are all love” 🙂

    • Yes, I’m the story telling grannie and these are my grandsons, Alex, Adam, Anthony, Kyle, Parker and Corbin. Now three years later they are much bigger, but they still like to listen to stories. They are part of God’s love to me.

  2. Oh what a wonderful group of smart and good looking boys! I have one 13 year old boy and although I would have liked more, I am grateful God at least granted me one! Also who knows? I might get to be a grannie myself one day! 🙂

    • God’s plans are good.

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