But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her. Luke 10:42 (NKJV)
Do you remember the time Mary had TEA with Jesus? Mary, Martha and Lazarus were all siblings and good friends of Jesus. One day Jesus came to their house for a visit. Mary was content to sit at Jesus’ feet and listen to all He had to say, soaking up His every Word. But Martha was busy trying to get their tea, distracted by much serving. In fact, though Martha had a dear servant’s heart, she was grumpy that Mary wasn’t helping her. I know how she felt, because that’s happened to me before.
Let’s look at the whole story:
Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”
And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42 (NKJV)
Today’s TEA CUPP: We can learn from both sisters. Mary was sipping the very Word of the Lord, while Martha was preparing their earthly tea. We spend time with Jesus so we are ready to serve. Let’s be Mary early every morning, so we can be Martha the rest of the day. Choose the good part that won’t be taken away from you!
Scripture from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.