Rumors swirl like wildfire, loud voices and unthinking actions fill unending news cycles, and social media notifications chime at every spouted opinion. There is noise from every corner of life pounding our ears to listen, to react, to notice. It is a cacophony of chaos that fills hearts with stress and tension. We become careful and troubled about many things. This is not a quaint new experience for modern techies living in this age alone, but overwhelming chaos has affected historical lives as well. Jesus called Martha on it long before instant news was faster than the servant girls’ tongues. When hearts fill with trouble and care, there is one thing that is needful. Mary chose to sit at Jesus’ feet and hear His Word. For Mary and Martha, there were much greater troubles ahead with both the death and resurrection of Lazarus, and then Jesus’ own death. It was a timely reminder to HEAR him now because they would need to find refuge in those words later.
My own heart has been troubled and careful about many things these last few weeks. I needed Jesus’ reminder to sit at His feet and hear Him. I am taking the next few weeks away from the constant voices of the news and social media, and I am not planning to post any new blog posts for that time either. There are, no doubt, greater trials ahead. The only way to prepare now is to sit at His feet. Please feel free to comment or message me anytime for any prayer requests or needs. I am praying for you, my friends!
Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10:38-42