Thought for the Day: "I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me." (Matthew 25:45) Martha was working hard to make sure everything was perfect. She wanted the food to be the very best. She wanted the forks and napkins absolutely straight on the buffet table. The colors of the flowers and tablecloth had to match perfectly. After all, this was Jesus who had come to visit. Suddenly she realized that Mary was sitting and enjoying the company, and she was upset! Martha would like to enjoy the company, too, but she just didn't have time.
In truth, nobody remembers what Martha served that day. Her color scheme was not recorded, nor the arrangement of her table. What is recorded is that Jesus came to her home and she was too busy to sit down and enjoy His fellowship.
Maybe Jesus has come to my home as the friend who called and needed a listening ear and I wasn't paying attention. Or it could have been Him when my daughter needed some special attention and I was just too busy. Jesus said, `I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'(Matthew 25:40) He could be visiting me today, will I be too busy or too preoccupied for Him again?
Father, calm my busyness and let me see that You and Your agenda are the most important things in my life. Amen
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made.