Sunday, July 26, 2009


"Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard His word. 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." And Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:38-41 NKJV) Balancing priorities can be tricky sometimes...there's working, taking care of one's home and doing normal household chores, taking care of friends and family...the list is endless. And sometimes priorities have to be rearranged. In this case, Martha was busy with household chores and making sure things looked nice for Jesus, and in feeding Him. She was so busy she wasn't even paying attention to what He was saying. She failed to take time to see what Jesus' real needs were, which were more towards emotional and needing to be soothed. Mary saw what was needed and tended to His needs. We need not be so busy with our lives that we fail to see the true need of those around us; and, we need to be willing to drop what we're doing, rearrange our priorities, and to open ourselves up to minister to those around us who need us the most. This is what God calls us to do....serve God, and caring for others (which is also serving God). Love, Beau