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Now it happened as they went that He (Jesus) entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore, tell her to help me.” Luke 10:38-40
Jesus was in town and Martha being generous and hospitable opened her home to Him. Martha got busy getting things together for her special guest. But her sister Mary decided she will sit at the feet of Jesus to hear what He had to say! But back in the kitchen was Martha with preparations for her guest. She was so busy that it became a distraction and was annoyed that her sister offered no help. Well Martha took up the matter with Jesus!
And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42
Oftentimes, we find ourselves doing what we think we should be doing. But it’s not what we should be concentrating on. We allow ourselves to become busy with just “stuff” causing us to become distracted from what really is important. Jesus let Martha know that she was worried and troubled about many things and she was out of focus. But Mary had made a choice to sit at the feet of Jesus. Mary chose the good part, something that would encourage, uplift and satisfy her soul.
What can we learn from Martha and Mary? Martha’s preparations for her guest wasn’t wrong her intentions were good, but it became busy work. Mary could have offered her assistance but felt it was more important to be with the Lord. What choice will you make this week?
Have a blessed week!