Daily Archives: March 19, 2010

Luke 10:41-42

“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.” NIV

I love this story.  Mary and Martha are sisters.  Martha has opened her house to Jesus and his disciples.  As a good hostess, she has a ton of work to do.  Her sister, Mary, however, isn’t helping.  Instead, Mary is sitting at Jesus’s feet listening to what he’s saying.

Mary is living in the moment, and communing with her Lord and Savior.

Martha is busying herself with worldly distractions, and then, she get’s angry with her sister and goes to Jesus to complain.  In the verse just before this, Martha says, “don’t you care that my sister has abandoned the kitchen to me?  Tell her to lend me a hand.” The Message

The Lord’s reply is timeless … he lovingly tells her that she is wrong and that Mary has it right.

A good friend once told me that the Bible is a book of examples left for us to follow.  I want to follow Mary’s example … today and always.

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