Choose The Good Part

Choose The Good Part                                                 November 27, 2022

Jesus, the Son of God, was in the house.  What an important time.  Surely everyone in the house was giving Him undivided attention.  Yet, that was not the case.  In fact, not only was it not the case, one sister got mad because the other sister was sitting with Jesus giving Him her undivided attention.  The two sisters, Mary and Martha, were close friends of Jesus.  It was Martha’s house.  She apparently felt the need to care for the things of the house.  She was “cumbered” or burdened down with much serving.  She must have felt very close and comfortable with Jesus.  After a period of time she scolded, “Lord, do you not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone?  Bid her therefore that she help me.”  Jesus responded, “Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things.  But one thing is needful; and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:40-42).

Certainly having Jesus in the house was a blessing.  Yet Martha was too busy to enjoy the blessing.  God gives us a multitude of blessings each and every day.  One of the greatest blessings of life is our mate, children, grandchildren and friends.  However, are we busying ourselves with things that really do not matter?  Are we busying ourselves with things we cannot lose?

Perhaps women are especially guilty of this.  It seems they are ALWAYS busy!  Does the house have to be absolutely perfect?  Are some of the household chores we busy ourselves with really necessary?  Are we losing memories which can only be made once because we are too busy in the moment to see the moment?  Men are probably guilty of the same thing when they become workaholics and do not give quality and quantity of time to their families.  Are we too much of a perfectionist about the way our homes look as it relates to developing meaningful Christian fellowship which can turn into deep relationships?

Our Savior said, “Choose the good part.”  He then defined the “good part”  by saying it was the things which cannot be taken away from us.  We can lose our health and our money in the blink of an eye.  What cannot be taken from us are the memories we make for ourselves and/or for others.  Are you too busy to enjoy life?  Are you missing the most important moments of life because of life?  God wants us to live life to the fullest.  He wants us to choose the good part.

Written by David McDonald

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