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By the Rev. J. E. Sampson, Vicar of Barrow-on-Humber, Lincolnshire.
XI.--MARTHA AND MARY--Concluded. jNCE more I am with Martha and her
sister. Yes, I feel to be with them, for I am with Christ, and so
are they. Christ is with them, and is not He with me? With Christ,
in Christ, here is 'the communion of saints.' They are not with me,
nor I with them, yet we are all--the entire 'Holy Catholic
Church'--one in Christ Jesus, by one Spirit, in the Father's
presence. Martha and Mary are with Christ in glory. I am waiting
for, and 'rejoicing in hope ' of, that glory. But now I am as they
were--waiting. And, while waiting, let me, like them, be working.
On this last recorded interview 'they made Him a supper.' Some have
thought the 'they ' refers to the people of Bethany. I certainly
think it was the family in that village, in whose house He loved to
sojourn. I will not stop to harmonise this feast with other
records, or this anointing with another. Those inquiries are
interesting in the study, but they interrupt the calm flow of
meditation in the closet. The distinctions and differences and
various aspects of circumstances and persons, and especially of
Christ, which we find in the Gospels, are of God. I like to bring
them together and view them as one. But I love better to gaze upon
them in the variety in which God the Holy Ghost has put them before
me. I see sometimes in His record of events what, in my poor
judgment, seem to be even contradictions. I am willing, if I may,
to drink the truth which lies on both sides of an apparently
conflicting statement. All is clear before God. 'Lazarus was one of
them that sat at the table with Him.' I notice this: it does not
say with them, but with Him. He is the chief One at the table.
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