Daily Delight

Saturday, February 6, 2016

But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!" – Luke 10:40 (NIV)

Every time I hear the story of Mary and Martha I think of how I am many times similar to Martha. Just as Martha was frustrated over what she thought was unfair, I cry out when I feel I see an injustice. “She’s so selfish. Seriously God, she does not deserve to be engaged, especially while I’m still single.” “He cheats and lies, yet he got a promotion! Why is he being rewarded, God?” And so on.

I know these comparisons are only hurting me and stealing my joy, yet I continue to make them. 

Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed – or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her. – Luke 10:41-42 (NIV)

Just as Jesus did with Martha, God is quick to put me in my place when I have these thoughts. I am too busy with my grumblings to be joyful for what I do have and to bask in the presence of Jesus.

Feeling jealous and frustrated as Martha did is easy. Don’t do what is easy though. Be like Mary… do not worry about others. Only worry about being present in Jesus. 


About the Author

Jenna Whalen≫ ≫Jenna is a 24 year old working for the Indiana CPA Society doing volunteer communication and planning events. Graduating with a Communications degree, she never imagined she'd be working for a CPA Society, but God had different plans for her and she happily followed where he led. She lives in Indianapolis and enjoys exploring all hidden gems the city holds. She loves to read, owns too many pair of shoes, never  turns down chips and salsa, and will find any excuse to wear a flower crown. Jenna is forever thankful for God's grace and his patience with her while she navigates life in her twenties. You can follow along with her adventures atjennakwhalen.wordpress.com.


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