Mary & Martha – “Balancing Life’s Priorities”
Sister Sharon Curtis and Sister Mavis Brown presented
“Balancing Life’s Priorities” to the Women’s Fellowship of
Peoples Community Church
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feetlistening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Mary and Martha’s Message for Your Life Today:
- We can serve the Lord in different ways, whether in the tiny act of a meal prepared, or the costly sacrifice of a lavish gift.
- We must watch our for busyness, making sure we are not too bothered and bogged down in the details of our work, that we fail to worship the Lord.
- We must call upon Jesus as our first and primary source of strength when we face crises and tribulation.
Which message do you need to hear today?