17 Oct Luke 10:38-42
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
In the account of Jesus visiting her home in Bethany, Martha needs to grow up in her faith. She basically neglects the Son of God, as she prepared an elaborate meal, that He didn’t need. You see, what we do with Jesus is far more important than what we do for Him. If we aren’t careful, we can get so intent focusing on what we are doing for God that we miss out on receiving from God all that He wants to do for us. Unbelievably, Martha even accuses Jesus of not caring about her. Now you see how dangerous it is trying to work for Christ without taking time to commune with Him. Martha didn’t have too much work to do, she just allowed that work to distract her and pull her apart. If you are serving Christ with your all your heart and yet you have become hard to live with, then there is something terribly wrong with your service and your relationship with Jesus could use some help as well. The most important part of the Christian life is the part that only God sees. We must spend time at the feet of Jesus every day. I believe Martha had peace in her heart at the end, because she had learned to sit at the feet of Jesus.