When we invite relatives and friends to our house on a holiday, we try to do our best to make our home comfortable and prepare a very special meal. Luke, chapter 10, tells us about a time when Jesus and His followers traveled to the town of Bethany.
Martha and her sister, Mary, lived in Bethany. Martha invited Jesus and His followers to stay at her house. Martha was busy preparing food and taking care of the house. But instead of helping Martha, Mary sat down and listened to Jesus teach. Martha became upset because she thought Mary should help her. Martha asked Jesus to tell Mary to get up and help her serve.
In Luke 10:41-42, Jesus lovingly responded to Martha. “But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are getting worried and upset about too many things. Only one thing is important. Mary has made the right choice, and it will never be taken away from her.’” Jesus said that Mary had made the right choice. She chose to be close to Jesus and learn from Him.
Often we become very busy with our daily routine. We do not take time to read the Bible and pray. Remember that loving and serving Jesus is the most important thing you can do today.