Occupied for Jesus

Occupied for Jesus

Martha, in the kitchen, serving with her hands,
Occupied for Jesus, with her pots and pans;
Loving Him, yet fevered, burdened to the brim,
Careful, troubled Martha, occupied for Him.
Mary on the footstool, eyes upon the Lord,
Occupied with Jesus, drinking in His Word.
This one thing is needful, all else strangely dim.
Loving, resting Mary, occupied with Him.
So may we, like Mary, choose the better part.
Drinking in His wisdom, strengthened by His grace,
Waiting for His summons, eyes upon His face.
When He comes we’re ready, spirit, will and nerve,
Mary’s heart to worship, Martha’s heart to serve.
This the right order, as our lamps we trim,
Occupied with Jesus, then occupied for Him.

(author unknown)

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