Martha and Mary
38 The Lord and his disciples were traveling along and came to a village. When they got there, a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39 She had a sister named Mary, who sat down in front of the Lord and was listening to what he said. 40 Martha was worried about all that had to be done. Finally, she went to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it bother you that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her to come and help me!”
41 The Lord answered, “Martha, Martha! You are worried and upset about so many things, 42 but only one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen what is best, and it will not be taken away from her.”
It’s always the same.
You always leave me to do everything.
Fetch, carry, get a meal on the table.
Don’t you think I might like to sit and listen just for once? To have the time to stop and think. But there’s so much to do, and you’re not helping.
“But is that really important?” Jesus asked. “Do you think I’ve come here to be fed?”
“Lovely as your meals are, I’ve come to spend time with you. Stop. Take time to listen to me. To share with me. Hear what I have to say. Receive what I have to give.
Stop. Pause. Rest. Listen.”
And I did. And I gained a whole new perspective. I was refreshed, not stressed by his visit.
Come to Jesus.
Don’t worry about all that needs to be done.
Spend time in his presence.
Let him feed you…