Luke 10: 38 – 42
38 As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39 Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. 40 But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”
41 But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! 42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.
Here’s to wishing you a Happy New Year! My prayer for you this year is that like Mary you’d discover more and more of “the one thing worth being concerned about” and choose Him–over and over again.
In Luke 10: 39, Mary discovered Jesus, The One who truly matters, and she chose him over all other options. She accepted His invitation to “Come,…you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest,” and she received the fruit thereof.
In that moment at Jesus’ feet, Mary took His yoke upon herself and learned from Him. She learned that He is gentle and humble in heart, and there at his feet she found rest for her soul.
That day Mary learned indeed that His (Jesus) yoke is easy and His burden is light, and she entered His rest.
May all your days of 2013 and those in the years to come be like the one Mary experienced the day she sat at the feet of Jesus. While the Martha’s of the world give way to the distractions and details of it, may you continuously discover and concern yourself with “the one thing worth being concerned about” and find rest for your soul.
Happy New Year!