“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Last night in small group (at church) we were talking about the story of Mary and Martha. Martha was busy cooking, cleaning, and making sure everything in the home was perfect. Mary was listening to Jesus, and Martha complained. A lot of times Martha gets the bad wrap. People say, "How dare she? Doesn't she know who Jesus is?" And yes, she did know who Jesus was. That's why she cleaned and cooked. She wanted His approval. When guests come over to your house, you clean the house and make sure they are well fed! We are all a little like Martha. I'm guilty of doing so many "good deeds" as if that will make me a better Christian. All He wants is our hearts. If we don't meet with Him, but continue to serve others, we aren't giving Him our best. In a world full of distractions, it's easy to put our quiet time aside. We say, "I'll do it later." But we are soon wrapped up in this world. Sit at His feet. That is eternal, when all else fades away.