Martha or Mary for Thanksgiving

Posted: November 4, 2016 in Thoughts on God

“Martha Martha” the Lord answered, you are worried and upset about things, but few things are needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her. (Luke 10: 41-42 NIV)

When I cook for Thanksgiving, I have to have everything just right: The perfect menu, perfect table settings, and the house cleaned to perfection. I have to have everything in such perfect order that I stress myself out, and I am totally exhausted. I have to have control over every situation, then I complain I didn’t get any help. I am a Martha.

Jesus and his disciples stopped at the house of Martha in Bethany. Her sister Mary lived with her. Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to his words. Martha was distracted with preparing and serving the meal. Frustrated, Martha scolded Jesus, asking him if he cared that her sister had left her to fix the meal alone. She told Jesus to order Mary to help her. If you are preparing Thanksgiving this year, keep focused on Jesus. You don’t have to stress, be Thankful and enjoy. Everything will be perfect with Jesus.

Let’s pray: Dear Jesus, I pray that over the holidays we stay focused on you in everything we do. Amen.

Are you a Martha or a Mary?

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