I bet you know the Bible story about Mary and Martha. They were two sisters who lived in Bethany and were good friends of Jesus. You might remember their brother, Lazarus, whom Jesus raised from the dead. But today, I want to talk about the girls.
Jesus had come to visit Mary, Martha and their brother, and they were hosting a big party. Martha scrambled around the kitchen trying to get everything ready. Mary sat quietly at Jesus’ feet and listened to Him talk and teach. Finally, Martha had enough. She marched into the room and demanded that Jesus tell Mary to get up and help her! Listen to Jesus’ reply:
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, ‘You are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. But one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.’ ” (Luke 10:41-34)
Martha was a hard worker and Jesus didn’t say that was a bad thing, but did you notice what He said about Mary? What she had chosen to do–sit at Jesus’ feet–was necessary. It was the one thing that was necessary.
Do you do that? Do you sit at Jesus’ feet every day?
I know Jesus’ isn’t on earth anymore, but the way we do this today is to read the Bible, to be still and quiet when we pray and pay attention to what He says to us through the Holy Spirit.
How do you sit at Jesus’ feet?