"God is responsible"

CHRIST JESUS said. "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Are not these words addressed to all who seem to have a burdened sense of responsibility? How often do we become heavy laden in our home and business relationships, or in our church activities, claiming that it would be quite impossible to accept one more duty or to perform one more task!

The words spoken by the Master to Martha, the sister of Lazarus, are as a beacon of light to the heavy-laden: "Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: but one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part." What was the one needful thing which Mary had chosen, but which her troubled sister had overlooked? Mary had recognized the Christ, which Jesus manifested, and had put aside all else that she might gain an understanding of the spiritual power which was healing the sick and raising the dead. One can easily imagine that Martha thought, But all this has to be done—it is my responsibility. Jesus knew that as Martha sought God first, she could do that which needed to be done in her human experience without being troubled or burdened.

"Yea, yea; Nay, nay"
April 5, 1941

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