One Thing is Necessary

I’m overwhelmed. The hives spread down my neck and onto my chest. I debated making a doctor’s appointment. (I’m on the waiting list at 2 doctor’s offices.)

Then I got a text saying a loved one requires emergency surgery. I forgot about the hives!

I took my Bibles and the vaporizer to the office. I would rather spread my Bibles and notebook out on the kitchen table but I can’t maintain the humidity level for my skin.

I needed wisdom and comfort that can only be found in the Bible.

I texted 4 verses to my loved one: 2 Timothy 1:7; Philippians 4:6-7; 1 Peter 5:7; and Isaiah 41:10.

Luke 10:42, “But one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Christian Standard Bible

“Too often we expect that delighting in God’s Word should come naturally. We wonder if there’s something wrong with us when we don’t long to open the Scriptures as much as we long to check our social media. …When our circumstances get rocky, the Bible is our firm foundation. …So, cling to God’s word. Work hard to understand it. …And on the hard days, don’t give up. Persevere in your study even when you aren’t delighting, because you know that it saves your life and gives you life.”

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The surgery was a success!

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