Bible Reading : Luke 10 : 38 - 42; John 12 : 1 - 8.
When our Lord Jesus Christ was on this earth, He used to visit a little town of Bethany, where Mary, Martha and Lazarus were residing. They loved Jesus Christ so dearly and Jesus Christ loved them. Many occasions, He paid them visit.
One day, Jesus Christ as usual, came to visit them, Mary and Martha were busy about the house, immediately Jesus Christ came in, Mary stopped her work right away and sat at the feet of Jesus Christ to learn word of God. Mary knew she could do housework any time, but she must talk to Jesus while He was around.
Meanwhile, as Mary sat at Jesus' feet, listening to the words of God from Jesus Christ' mind, her sister, Martha, was busy and hurrying about her work. She was probably preparing dinner for Jesus, she wanted Jesus Christ to have the very best she could offer Him. " And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus'feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him (Jesus) , and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me alone? bid her therefore that she help me." (Luke 10 :39, 40). She was trying to query Jesus Christ for not sending Mary back to assist her.
Jesus Christ replied her, " Martha, Martha thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken from her." Jesus Christ knew Martha was trying to please Him but He didn't want her to be so busy she would not have time to talk to Him and listen to Him.
Moral lessons derived from the story above:
1. Don't be too busy to the extent that you will not be able to listen to the words of God, by reading your Bible.
2. Don't be too cumbered with work to the extent that you will not be able to communicate with your creator in prayer.
My esteemed readers, which group do you belong to? Mary's group or Martha's group?
May God help us, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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