My babies woke up and wanted breakfast. The sun was up so I figured I had slept longer than I thought. Nope. Not even 6 a.m.
So, I’m sitting here between two of the most precious baby girls ever as they drink bottles and eat Cheerios. Outside, birds are chirping.
It’s pretty peaceful.
Unfortunately, my eyes are drawn from the big window to the cluttered countertops, and my mental list starts growing. All the things that need doing today start piling up. It’s funny that the weight on my mind can be felt on my shoulders.
But the beauty of the big world outside the window beckons so I avert my gaze from the messiness around me. The chirping of the birds drowns out the nagging voice in my head. The one that says, “No rest for you. There’s too much to do!”
And, I know that the peace of the early morning is gift from the one who wants me to be like Mary and sit still at his feet this morning. The one who judges not by outward appearances but who discerns my thoughts from afar and knows all my anxious thoughts. The one who sees into the bedroom where I’ve hidden all the laundry that needs folding.
Lord, help me to rest in you today. Take my to-do list and order it in your way. Sift through the clutter in my mind and help me have your priorities. Help me focus on the things that are most important….you and the people you put in my path, starting with the little ones right beside me. Help me have love, for without it even clean counters are meaningless. Amen.