Who Are You?

“Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38‭-‬42 KJV

I sometimes find myself living as Martha. I invite Christ into my home, my life, my heart. But, when push comes to shove, I am so easily cumbered about.. Doing this and that.. Serving here and there. Doing all that matters, right? That I forget, what truly matters. I forget to find my place at the feet of Jesus, basking in His presence, hanging on His every word, learning from Him, eating His bread, drinking from His fount of living water… because I become so consumed, so busy, serving…

This is not to speak against serving. Jesus served. We have to serve. We just cannot allow serving to draw us away from the most important part.. Gleaning from Him – from His presence. I haven’t always known how to do this. Jesus understood that we would get swept away in our cumbering about and much serving, which is why this illustration is in His Holy Word. To demonstrate, not only His love for us, but also the need for rest. His compassion. His understanding. And the importance of filling up on Him first and foremost.

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