Hurry and Fear

By: Gabriela Yareliz

There are two things Joanna Weaver points out in her book Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World that stayed with me:

Jesus was never in a hurry. I think of all the time I spend scurrying around like a mouse, and this gives me pause; and

Fear is like fog. Fog is made up of many droplets, and it can be so thick as to impair visibility profoundly. In fact, she writes, “it has the power to bring an entire city to a standstill.” Fear works the same way in our lives. She writes, “a life filled with fear has little room left for faith.”

I continue to ponder these thoughts. Clear the fog and slow down. It’s time to move at His pace with clear visibility.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

4 thoughts on “Hurry and Fear

  1. Just getting caught up on your posts and had to comment on this as both of those made me think, too! I remember reading that Jesus never dawdled or wasted time, and that stuck with me, but I don’t often think about the fact that He never hurried, either. John 11, the death of Lazarus, just came to me as a great example of Jesus not dawdling and yet not hurrying at the same time. He was so intentional with His time and attention, truly our example in all things. The learning and growing continues! 🙂 Thanks for sharing, friend!

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