Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Luke 10:38-42

Today we have the famous story of Martha and Mary.  Martha is busy doing all kinds of things in preparation for her guests.  Mary her sister is just simply resting on her laurels, literally sitting at the feet of Jesus.

What ar ewe too make of this, in particular Jesus' response to Martha's request to get Mary up off hr backside and get her working, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving?  Tell her to help me!"

Jesus simply responds, "Martha, Martha you are anxious and worried about many things,  There is need of only one thing.  Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her."

Two things.  Martha was doing what she knew how to do.  She was busy in a manner she was comfortable but she never bothered to asked Jesus what he needed from her.  She assumed he waned to be fed.  How often do we react to things in way we are comfortable with out ever really checking in with Jesus?  We do what we are comfortable but that isn't always what Jesus wants from us.

Secondly, Martha sees what needs to be done bit she loses sight of who it should be done for.  She was at the center not Jesus and thus she became over burdened and anxious.  She made it about herself rather than about her guest.

Again, when have we lost sight of who we are called to serve and simply focused on the serving.  When we do that we get burned out and overworked and anxious to a fault.

See what needs to be done but make sure not to lose sight of who we are working for in and through our labor.

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