Wednesday, July 30, 2014

learning from both sisters

as with the Prodigal and his older brother
we learn from both sisters
from Mary and from Martha
in this story of Jesus in Bethany
we see Mary choosing to sit with Jesus
to be at the Master’s feet
we see Martha busy preparing
making ready, the meal that they would eat

we want to chuck the world
to be like Mary, to worship
to sit at Jesus’ feet, drinking the word;
but in a very human way,
the more important less, in truth,
learning from our mistakes, from Martha
how not to live, to be led astray
learning from Martha, what not to do

her worry, her trust not in God
following the rules fervently
seeking to serve to the exclusion
knowing perhaps this was the Messiah
but held by hidebound laws
not seeking the Master, to be with Him
only seeking to serve, to offer
hospitality, not worship
when standing before our Lord.

edited July 30, 2014
learning from both sisters

July 30, 2014
learning from Martha
Chapter 4: “The Cure”
Luke 10:41-42
James 1:5 (NIV)
Chapter 3: “The Diagnosis”
Luke 10:41
 “Martha you are worried
about many things.”
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
Chapter 2: “Lord, Do You Care?”
Luke 10:40
Psalm 62:8
Chapter 1: “A Tale of Two Sisters”
Luke 10:38-42
Matthew 11:28
Matthew 11:28-30
Matthew 11:25-30
Revelations 3:20 (NKJV)
introductory video and session one of
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
by Joanna Weaver
pastor spouse to John Weaver
Hamilton Assembly of God
Spirit Study
led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME

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