The Best Thing

In our Bible Reading today, we learn about two sisters – Mary and Martha. Jesus and His followers visited Mary and Martha’s home.
Martha was probably a great hostess. When Jesus came to her house, Martha was busy taking care of the food and the house. But Mary sat with Jesus and listened to Him teach.
Maybe Martha thought that Mary was lazy. Martha said to Jesus (verse 40b), “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” Then Jesus said to Martha (verse 41b-42), “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.”
Martha was doing a good thing. She was taking care of the house and the food. But Mary chose to do the best thing – to pay attention to Jesus.
We need to remember that we need to spend time with Jesus by reading the Bible. That is the best thing we can do.