In todays Bible verse, Jesus and His disciples go to the house of two women, Mary and Martha. Mary and Martha are friends of Jesus, and they are so happy to see Him. Martha runs around trying to clean up the house and cook a big meal, and make sure everybody is comfortable.
But Mary, her sister, just sits with Jesus. Well, Martha gets all mad and asks Jesus to tell her sister to help her with her work. But Jesus says, "You don't have to rush around. We just want to spend time with you."
Jesus appreciated all of Martha's work for Him. But He had come to spend time with Martha and Mary, to talk to them and listen to them.
You know, Jesus likes it when we spend time with Him. Whenever we talk to Jesus and pray to Him, whenever we read our Bibles, whenever we come to church and worship Him, whenever we help someone in His name, then we are spending time with Jesus.
Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord's feet, listening to His word.
- Luke 10:38-39 (New American Standard Bible)
Dear Lord and Heavenly Father, we thank for the few moments we spend with you. We pray that we will always take the time to read your word and talk with you. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.