“Martha had a sister named Mary. Mary was sitting at Jesus’ feet and listening to Him teach.
Martha became angry because she had so much work to do. She went in and said, “Lord, don’t
You care that my sister has left me alone to do all the work? Tell her to help me!”
Luke 10:39, 40
This story spoke to me today. I know I have made Martha’s mistake so many times. Instead
of sitting at Yeshua’s feet I have been hard at work doing, and doing and doing.
I would like to believe Mary was as hard working as Martha but when Yeshua came to their house
she knew what was more important.
“Martha became angry because she had so much work to do.”
I was challenged to spend more time at His feet when I read this. I tend to be really busy and not spend time
at His feet.
The fact of the matter is, we need to spend time at His feet as much as we can. We cannot go far if we
are busy all the time. I know this scripture is used a lot in the context of serving in the church but
it goes deeper than that. Sitting at His feet should be natural for us. Let’s look at how Yeshua responded
“But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are getting worried and upset about too many things.
Only one thing is important. Mary has chosen the right thing, and it will never be taken away from her.”
Wow! What a statement!! There is peace, comfort, wisdom, love, joy, clarity and so much more at His feet.
I neglect all that when I am always busy, when I don’t make sitting at His feet a top priority like Mary did.
To deal with the pressures of life we need to stop and spend time with Him. Sitting at His feet is the
answer and it’s exactly what we need right now. You could be facing situations that are getting you
stressed and frazzled but the answer is taking the time to sit at His feet. Don’t ignore Him.
Make time for Him. He has all the answers you need!
Blessings to you friends…..