A New List
Once there was a woman who made a list of chores,
Of things that needed be cleaned the windows, floors and doors.
Throughout her busy day her children
called her name,
She answered back I am working, go out and play a game.
A friend called to talk but she didn’t answer the line,
I am busy now she thought I’ll talk another time.
She bustled through the day with cleaning, cooking and more,
Pushing herself hard she completed every chore.
Slumping into her chair, she saw her scriptures tucked away,
I should have read
she thought, perhaps another day.
Gently she felt the pull of the spirit within herself,
She went and took her scriptures down from her neat and tidy shelf.
Opening them gently they fell to Luke chapter
Her eyes were wet with tears as she reached the chapters end.
Her heart ached as she pondered the message she had read,
The scared words recorded of what the Master said.
had been like Martha careful and troubled by many things,
She had neglected the good part and the joy that love brings.
Kneeling in prayer she promised that tomorrow her list would be new,
reflect her Savior and the work that He would do.
If floors were neglected and the laundry was left undone,
She wouldn’t fret or worry as she sat and read to her son.
If a friend needed a helping
hand and the cost was leave a chore,
She would go to her friend, for in giving she would find more.
She promised to care for her family with true purpose and love,
To seek to cherish the precious
gifts sent from God above.
She promised to seek out the lonely and lift the troubled in heart,
She promised to honor her Savior and always do her part.
Written by Michelene