“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.” (Luke 10:38-39, NIV)
This is a tale of two sisters and a choice…
Martha has opened her home to Jesus and the disciples. Being a woman, she wanted everything perfect.
House cleaned, get out the good dishes…what to cook?!?! I’m sure that Martha was barking out orders right and left. This was Jesus after all!
WHERE was Mary? She should be helping.
Martha was having none of this. She walks up to Jesus and demands that Mary come and help her.
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her. ” (Luke 10:38-42, NIV)
Decisions…we have to make them everyday.
I have a hunger and a calling to know and love God more. What about you? Let’s look for the heart-to-heart intimacy that Mary longed for!
I must confess…I’m a Martha but I’m working on being more like Mary. ~Debra