The story of Martha

Recently my friend Lydia wrote this blog post on Martha which really hit home for me and it was funny because I literally had the same moment she had in church when the story of Mary and Martha was read out. The verses Luke 10:38-42 really struck me that morning, it was as though Jesus was speaking directly to me.

“Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.

And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching.

But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.”

But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.””

At the time it really helped me from an anxiety point of view which is how Lydia talks about it, but recently I have been thinking about it a lot from a house work point of view too. Even though Sam and I live in a tiny house and there’s only two of us, I just can’t get over how much house work there is to do and how I just can’t seem to stay on top of it. My Mum is one of those super tidy people who always keeps things pristine and I always thought I would be like that too… ha. Five months in and it’s not going well.

Anyway, the last couple of weeks I have realised that I just need to chill out a bit. It doesn’t matter if washing sits on the couch for a few days… or longer until it gets put away, or if the dishes don’t get done until we literally have no cutlery left. No one’s going to die. The house will get clean eventually, and what matters is that I make time for the word. So that is my goal for the next month, less stressing and more bible time! You could say I am already doing okay as I am supposed to be making soup right now :p

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