Luk 10v42 – One thing

Another email. Another phone call. Another demand. Another duty. Sometimes life can feel overwhelming. Wherever we look there are demands endlessly assailing us. One task is not yet finished and ten more have taken its place. Martha must have felt like this when Jesus and all his disciples unexpectedly arrived at her home. So many guests to suddenly have to feed. And so she is running around like crazy preparing the food while her sister Mary “sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word” (Luke 10:39). Exasperated, she says to Jesus, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” (Luke 10:40). Seems like a reasonable request. But Jesus replies. “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 10:41-42). Life will always have many demands, and what could be more important than making a meal for Jesus? Yet more important than all is spending time listening to him. In the craziness of your life when it seems overwhelming remember that only one thing is needed. Time with God. Spending time on this one thing will give you the perspective to accomplish all things. Pray. Read. Do. Open Bible –