Martha must have had a very close relationship with Jesus for her to confront the Lord in such a manner as to “vent” to Him about Mary. In Luke 10:40 she said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” Wow, what nerve she had – demanding anything from Jesus. She was definitely flustered as she swarmed about the simmering pots, stone oven, and tables overflowing with grains, fruits and vegetables.
As I spend more time in God’s Word, and mature as a Christian, I relate more and more to Mary. I love to study Scripture and learn about our Lord Jesus. I want to sit at His feet and learn from Him. As I grow older, I am less concerned with what the house looks like, and more concerned with my heart’s condition, and the inside of my spiritual temple. I am slowly coming to the realization that I need to emulate Mary more and more. I need to take time to build that intimate relationship with Jesus.
I need a balance of Mary and Martha in my life. What about you?
Deborah is the author of a Christian non-fiction book titled “Mission Possible”. It is written for women who love the Lord Jesus, but their spouse doesn’t share their passion. It will encourage and challenge the reader to embrace God’s promises for their spouse and future together.