"But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, 'Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.'
But the Lord said to her, 'My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.'" Luke 10:40-42
Mary understood the priorities. Martha missed what was most important right in front of her in the person of Jesus. Before we get too harsh on Martha, don’t we do the same thing so often?
We know that in Matthew 6:25,33 Jesus says: “I tell you not to worry about everyday life…Seek the Kingdom of God above all else.” God does want us to see the bigger picture, but it is easy to get caught up in things that are not important.
I have been at Metrolina for 21 years and this can still be my greatest struggle some days. The urgency of the day attempts to steal away what God may want me to be involved in daily. I read Ecclesiastes 12:6 the other day and the simplicity of the verse really made stop and think.
It says: “Remember your Creator.” Not the creation and not the work but the One who gave you the work. Solomon is reminding us that gaining real meaning in life is found in our relationship with God, not the stuff that He has given us to do.
I pray that today would be a day in which we “remember the Creator” and get involved in things that He would have us to be involved in!