Luke 10:38-42 – 38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” 41 And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
While on vacation, my family decided to go swimming at the hotel swimming pool. It was a hot summer day so the pool was very crowded. In fact, it was so crowded that nobody noticed a young girl drowning — except for my wife. As soon as she saw the little girl in trouble, she instructed one of our sons to pull her out of the water. Luckily, she was OK. Unfortunately, although there were many people around, everyone was distracted and missed the obvious right in front of their eyes.
In today’s passage, we read of two sisters who had an encounter with Jesus. One, Mary, “who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word”. The other sister, Martha, “was distracted with much serving,”. Martha is a good reminder to all of us that if we allow ourselves to get distracted with “things”, we will miss the obvious right in front of our eyes — Jesus. My prayer for you today is that you will not be too distracted to sit at Jesus’ feet and hear His word.
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!