I was lonesome, Sasha doesn't talk much. Nor do the chickens. I did things like I hooked and dyed wool. I went for a walk and cooked. Still it wasn't what I thought. I decided that I am not really Queen material. I am more of the peasant kind. I think being a servant is better. I find more fulfillment in that.
God brings into my life.
Serving mean people
Sad and lonely people
Angry ones. Even those people who
post things on the internet that are hurtful and full of malice.
People who need love.
Jesus says it best.
" But I say to those who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who mistreat you...But love your enemies and do good and lend expecting nothing in return." ( Luke 6 :27-31)
My ideal is this." A servant...will let himself be" lost." It is a great principle of the cross that He takes up---out of his own loss comes another's gain, out of his discomfort another's comfort.
My marching orders are as follows:
1.Leave myself behind.
2.Take up my cross.
3. Come away with Jesus. ( Because I can't do this without Him.)
(Whoever cares for his own safety is lost.)
4. But if a man or a woman will let himself be lost for My own sake he will find his true self.
So today I am thankful, for a houseful of people, for laundry and for cooking and for cleaning house. I am thankful that I am surrounded by people. I am thankful today for this life I have been given. One in which to serve, and not be served. I am just not cut out to be a queen.
Have a lovely June day.
---L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables