This is big to me; big enough that I have been eager to get here to share.
40 But Martha was distracted with much serving; so she approached Yeshua and said, “Master, doesn’t it concern you that my sister has left me to serve alone? Then tell her to help me!” source
Martha was what does it say, distracted? Distracted from what? The MORE important. And while we are observing the more important let us not negate that kitchen detail is a good thing. Let’s face it, meal prep is high on the list of daily workings – obviously, it was too high this day.
But that’s not really what I am eager to share with you.
See Martha’s question? See that she is scolding JESUS? Do you ever do that? Do you ever use a tone with Him like that – even if not with words but perhaps countenance? I have. More times than you need to know. 🙂
Still. That’s not the point I am hoping to make here. See that word following the question? It’s a consequence word. I mean the word THEN follows something else that’s already happened, right? Do you see anything recorded between the question mark (?) and the word then? Neither do I but I am imagining!
Because Martha said THEN I am thinking she saw something. She saw something in JESUS that told her He did care. Why else say THEN? I am thinking she saw great love and compassion in His eyes looking right at her. She knew He cared BUT at that moment perhaps she was still so distracted she still just wanted JESUS to do things HER way. She wanted her situation alleviated. She wanted help, her way.
I really can’t fault Martha. It often takes me some time to re-focus and breathe in His love, compassion; His perfection in knowing what’s best for me. Sooner or later I relinquish the distraction of ME. Today I shall work on the SOONER. 🙂
Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.