Jesus spoke to Martha as well

Did you hear the one about Mary and Martha?

Mary listened to Jesus but her sister Martha became cross because she had been left to do all of the work.

Martha complained to Jesus that she was having to do everything by herself before Jesus replied

“My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10.41-42)

Johannes Vermeer, Christ in the House of Martha and Mary [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

I always used to think that this story was teaching us that Mary was good and that we should all be like her.

It dawned on me recently though that Jesus spoke to Martha as well!

Martha was fuming!

Martha was full of stress and anxiety!

Martha was not in a good place but as she poured out her heart to Jesus, he spoke into her stress filled existence and showed her a better way.

You see, you don’t have to be 100% focused on Jesus to talk to Jesus, you just need to call on him.

How will you talk with Jesus today?

As we cry out to him, Jesus will talk back to us and will lead us through life.

Whether you feel like a Mary (peaceful and open to Jesus) or a Martha (full of stress and pretty far away from God) I hope you will experience the truth that Jesus wants to speak with you as well.

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
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