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*Christ Teaching Mary and Martha*

Favorite rebuking in the scriptures time!
Are you familiar with the story of Mary and Martha? They were sisters (you may remember their brother Lazarus...) and their whole family seems to have been pretty close with Jesus. One evening while Christ was teaching at their home Martha was preparing food, or perhaps cleaning, making preparations so that everyone would be comfortable. I think she was probably the ultimate biblical homemaker. I can imagine her frustration that her sister Mary was not helping but instead sitting there with the Savior listening to Him teach.

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 He said to her, "Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her." (found in Luke)

It's important to take care of a nice house and prepare food for those staying at the house, but Christ taught an important lesson to Martha that she should follow the example of her sister and put the things of the Lord first.

Sometimes I'm such a Martha. I read a great blog post the other day by Anne and I was really inspired by her sacrifice of fun design-idea blogs so she could put her focus more on her family.

2 sweet messages:

Heidi said...

Actually, make sure you read the reply very carefully....He says GOOD PART ...NOT...BETTER part. Both roles are very important and very personal. I think mostly he didn't want Martha feeling resentful and judging Mary.

Sister Elle McCall said...

Leave it to my mother to correct me. Yes. Both are important. And I love Martha. Sometimes I just forget to make the gospel my priority.