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Choosing Jesus over Worry

Vern has refused to eat. His belly has shrunken and he is lethargic. Instead of jumping up to take a walk, he chooses to lie on the sofa or in my husband’s lap. I am tempted to worry about him. And because of this worry, Vern’s dish has been placed in front of him more times than I can count.

I can so relate to Martha. Here is a woman who invites Jesus and his disciples into her home. She is thrilled to create a tasty meal and unforgettable experience for her savior, Jesus. The only problem with the situation was that Martha’s sister Mary was not doing her part. The meal wasn’t getting prepared and the men weren’t being served in the manner that this woman had expected.

But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:40-42)

Wow, what a response to Martha. Instead of giving her a reason to believe she has a right to worry, he turns her attention to what is most important, himself. I must admit, I choose worry over focusing on the love of Jesus.

As much as I want to force Vern to eat, I have come to realize that I don’t have control over when and how much he will consume. I can choose to worry about him or I can realize that even Vern’s health is in the hands of God. Thankfully, if he doesn’t eat, I am only a couple minutes away from my veterinarian.  Only time will tell.

Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

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