Saturday, January 11, 2014



A Special Seat, an 'Our Daily Bread' devotional by Cindy Hess Kasper

Luke 10:38-42

[Martha] had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard His word. -Luke 10:39

I've never sat in the first-class section of an airplane. But I still hold out the hope that someday I'll get on the plane and the flight attendant will stop me and say, "Come with me. I have a special seat for you."

That's why I was pretty excited when a friend gave my sister some tickets for an event and we realized that they were for box seats. Instead of sitting shoulder to shoulder with strangers all around us, we sat in a private compartment where we could see and hear everything perfectly. That evening, we felt privileged and special.

Remember Jesus' friends, Mary and Martha? Although Martha had the opportunity to enjoy having Jesus as her guest, she soon became frustrated with her sister Mary and overwhelmed with the busyness of her preparations. Certrainly understandable to a lot of us! Jesus made it clear to her, however, that sometimes it's necessary to step away from the unending pressures of life and spend undistracted time with Him. God has given us the opportunity to have personal moments with Him. By taking the time just to be with the Lord, we are fed, refreshed, and renewed.

Jesus commended Mary for taking time to sit and learn at her Savior's feet (Luke 10:42). As it turned out - she had the best seat in the house! — Cindy Hess Kasper

Take time to be holy,
The world rushes on;
Spend much time in secret
With Jesus alone. —Longstaff

Jesus longs for our fellowship even more than we long for His.

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