Dazed and Distracted
Thursday, December 19th
I was traveling recently for a business trip. The last day of the trip I was running behind trying to get ready to leave for work and I couldn’t find my glasses. I thought, no big deal, I will finish my hair and make-up, get dressed, find my glasses and all will be good.
I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t getting the volume and hold in my hair, but again, I was short on time so it’s just going to be a bad hair day, I thought. Then I realized I failed to put my deodorant on, so I pulled my shirt up and gave the armpits a quick spray.
When I found my glasses I was startled when my hand couldn’t reach them because my arm appeared to be stuck. What’s happening? Why is my arm not moving? Am I having a stroke? A heart attack?
Then it hit me; with glasses on this time, I entered the bathroom to discover I had sprayed deodorant on my hair and extra hold hairspray on my armpits. A little soap and warm water took care of the armpits but I was stuck with flat hair that smelled good.
But, I celebrated the fact I wasn’t experiencing a medical emergency!
Well, it’s hard to believe that Christmas is only 6 days away. The home stretch of the holidays often finds us, overwhelmed, exhausted and distracted with final holiday preparations.
Luke 10:38-42 tells about Martha welcoming Jesus into her home. She had a sister named Mary who was listening to the Lord’s work while seated at his feet.
“But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him, and said “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” Luke 10:40
Jesus answered Martha by telling her she was worried and bothered about so many things but only one thing was most important and Mary had chosen the good part. We can learn from Mary.
While Martha was running around, grumbling and focused on the list. Mary sat still, listening and focused on the Lord. As the holiday winds down, will you be Martha or Mary? It’s your choice.
I wish each of you and your families a very Blessed and Merry Christmas!
Until next week……..Don’t forget to smile!