Luke 10:38-42 – As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”
One thing that I had instilled in me as I was growing up was work ethic. My father was one hard and fast worker. He was a construction person and didn’t waste time, even on the weekends, from dawn till dusk. I thought that was probably the only way to be. If there was a job to do, whether it be at church, home, or work, I was nothing but first, and I volunteered to work hard at all that was before me.
Even now as an adult, I find it often difficult to take time for anything but the physical task before me. It’s easy to get busier and busier only to realize that the things that I’m attending to are probably not the most important. I think that’s true for most all of us. It always seems that we sacrifice the time with our loved ones or the time with God as we become more successful and more in demand.
Here, Jesus speaks to one of those busy bees around him who thought that anything else but what they were attending to in physical task would make them lazy in their
service. Christ saw all the physical tasks that needed to be attended. But He also saw the real need of sitting with attention at His feet.
Today, do not let the sun rise or set without spending quality time with God and family. It’s essential.
Have a blessed day!