Martha, Martha

Luke 10:38-42
38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

I needed to read this.

Andi, Andi…you are anxious and troubled about many things, but your sister, Mary…she has it right.

How often are we so caught up with our job, our obligations, our worries, our running here and there…that we forget or simply choose to bypass the very fabric of life? The very reasons of why we are here?

Do we cut short our time with our children, our parents, or our friends to fulfill less meaningful obligations? Do we cut God out of our life because it’s too time consuming to read the Bible or pray? Do we have a distorted view on what is of greater importance? We need to reflect upon this and be truthful with what we discover about ourselves.

It’s not always easy to admit hey, I’ve been wrong. It’s quite humbling. I know this firsthand. But humbling is needed for growth. And we should desire to grow.

I have been a Martha for a good part of my life. It’s time to let go of worries and burdens to make room for all those things of greater importance, such as God…first and foremost. But one thing is necessary…vs 42.

Have a good start to your new week. Be grateful for humility even when it’s uncomfortable. ♥️


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