Luke 10:41-42 – “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about so many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
So much to do; so little time. Our schedules are always so busy. There are so many times I've thought, “Once we get through this ‘thing’ life will slow down. Then I can make time to do ‘that’.” It’s a nice thought, but as far as I have experienced, life never actually slows down.
Once you get through one busy time something else comes up to make you busy again. Being busy is not necessarily a bad thing, though, as long as you don’t let it take away from the important things.
In this story of Mary and Martha we see two different perspectives. We see Martha, who wants to make sure everything is perfect. She has Jesus in her home and she wants to make sure everything goes according to plan. It’s got to be perfect for Jesus, right? I know that if Jesus was coming to my house I would want to make sure my house was in order, so I can relate to Martha in that sense.
Then there’s Mary. It’s possible that Mary worked with Martha before Jesus got there to get things ready, we don’t really know for sure. All we know is that once Jesus got there she was done working. She just wanted to spend as much time as possible with Him.
This is where we ought to be. Jesus doesn't care if you have everything perfect, He just wants you. Go to Him, spend time in His presence. There will always be things to do, but if you don’t make time for Jesus now, you never will. Let it go. Give Him your worries and cares and rest in Him.