Martha came to Jesus to complain about Mary; Luke 10:38-42. Mary was not helping with the duties in the kitchen. There were guests to be served, and she was needed. How shocking it must have been for her to have Jesus gently rebuke her! Martha was the one who was distracted and Mary in the right place – at the feet of Jesus- listening to His every Word.
Like Martha, how much time do we spend in the distractions of the day? They may be good, and even for God, or just time fillers for easy escape. How easy it is for us to be sidetracked in our media smorgasbord we have today? We are plugged in literally to which we have become dependent, whether it be via the television, a computer device or our phone – in the offering of stimuli they give to us.
This is our daily walk in Jesus:
To zero in on the time we are plugged in, and choosing that good and better thing which is sitting at the feet of Jesus. This is not so easy as we have jobs to do, children to tend and many other essential duties to conduct in our day. Its not about stopping these but rather more like a practice of ‘tuning in’ to the Lord, which means tuning out of the things that is our go to ‘plug in’ of choice instead. I think for many of us, we have pushed out silence in our lives, and it is in silence where we will ‘hear’ God speak to us. It is where we can have a meaningful conversation with Him. We can meditate on His word, even while we are going about our duties in the day. All these are acts of sitting at His feet. it requires our auto pilot to be shut off, and a consorted effort to bring the Lord into our day – in all we do, do for the glory of God!
In this place we are able to pray unceasingly, rejoice always, give glory, thanksgiving and praise to God. In this place, we are plugged into what is that good and better: Jesus Christ!
“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 10:41
Listen to God saying to us:
“This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” Matt 17:5