You have probably noticed I’ve been very quiet lately on all my platforms. Work has gone nuts and I have not had a single moment’s rest from it. I have not forgotten about all of you and have been longing to write another article for you. I am having such fun writing about all these men and women of Christ and have decided that the perfect person for today’s Bible character is Martha. If any of you went to Sunday school you will probably have heard of her, but, if not, allow me to elaborate.
Martha’s story can be found in Luke 10:38 – 41 as well as another story about her brother Lazarus found in John 11.
Martha’s story fits so well with my current state that I thought I’d have another look at her story. Now Martha was a woman who was constantly busy with something. She sounds like most of us doesn’t she? Often times we get so busy with our lives–wrapped up in life’s problems.
Jesus was visiting their house and he found that Martha was so caught up in her daily grind. She was serving the visitors and running the kitchen on her own. She became upset and asked Jesus to tell her sister, Mary, to help her. Jesus smiled at her and said, “Martha, Martha. You are so busy with all your chores that you have lost sight of what is important, but your sister, Mary, has kept her focus on what truly matters.”
You see between the two women there was a different outlook on life. Martha only saw all the work she had to complete while Mary kept her eyes on Jesus. At the end of the day, whether you decide, or have already decided, to serve Jesus the fact remains that life is far too valuable to be bogged down by things that don’t really matter. At the end of your life nothing you did while on earth will matter, but the testimony you leave behind will. The people you love will remember you, not your job. They will remember your smile, your laugh, your character. All the wealth you gather won’t make you happy, but the adventures you have, the people you spend your time with–they will make you happy.
This is a short story but it is very poignant for today’s life. We are far too busy working to have a good life that we can’t HAVE a good life. I really give it to people who go wireless and take some time to just enjoy the simple things in life. The simple things matters the worst. Perhaps we should all take some time away from our devices? That sounds like a very good idea if I’m being honest. This year over December make a rule that at all family gatherings you put your phone away and don’t talk about work AT ALL. I am going to be doing the same thing.
I wish you all a great week and if there are any highschoolers or teachers reading this–enjoy your early leave. I miss my holidays as a teacher.
God bless you all, my precious avids!