A Wonderful Reminder

"Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:38-42) This passage is such a wonderful reminder right at the beginning of my seminary tenure. It reminds me that no matter how busy we become, even with good things, we must never stop spending time with Jesus. Martha’s service was commendable for Jesus says that the greatest is the one that serves. In her service, however, she lost sight of the most important thing. Sitting at the feet of Jesus and listening to His words seemed secondary to her and this is why it upset her that Mary was not helping her serve. Jesus’ loving correction is what all of us busy people need to hear for the one thing that is truly necessary is that which can never be taken from us; our relationship with Christ and the words of life that He speaks to us. May I never forget to sit at His feet whether busy in seminary, work or merely life in general!