One who had answered to the Saviour’s call,
“Come unto me…and I will give you rest”
Took up the yoke of Him who served us all,
As many whom she worked for can attest.
As Martha served, she served, but now is blessed
In dying “in the Lord”. This is reserved
For her and all who serve Him: they shall rest,
But God will not forget that they have served.
For those she loved and served most, who are left,
The Man who is of meek and lowly heart
Tells them - as when He was Himself bereft
Of one He loved - “Come ye yourselves apart
Into a desert place and rest a while” -
To learn His touch, and sympathetic smile.
(In case you read this Craig - a great aunt of yours.)