Monday, October 5, 2009

Which Sister are You?

Forgetting the gender implications, which sister are you?

Are you a Mary or a Martha?

If Jesus stopped by your house for a short visit, where would you spend the time? Would you be in the kitchen preparing dinner for your guest? Would you be sitting on the floor, beside the footstool where he was resting his feet? Would you be out rounding up the neighbors? Would you be gone to the store? Where would you be found?

Not to promote laziness or irresponsibility, but there will always be chores to do. We never seem to run out of work that needs to be done, now. So remember, when you do it to the least of His children, you do it unto Him! When God places that situation right in front of you, which sister will you be?

Which brother are you? Will you be out changing His oil and checking the tires? Will you be sitting there trying to hear every word from His mouth? As He looks at you, straining to hear over the sound of clanging pans from the kitchen, He tells you, "I can take care of that for you." At first, you think He is going to silence those in the kitchen, but then you realize that those hearing problems are gone! Not only that, but that pain in your hip is gone, too.

Which one are you? Which one will you be later tonight or first thing tomorrow morning? When the dishes and laundry are calling you, when paying the bills just has to be done, when the warm bed is begging you to stay. Where will you be found? Will the TV be on or will you be on your knees? Will you have a good book in your lap or have the Good Book in your lap?

It is far too easy for me to put off sitting there and listening to Jesus. For some reason, I convince myself that this other thing needs to be done, first; then second; then third... Before I know it, Jesus is down the street talking to others and I am still there buried in chores and hardly realize He has moved on.

What would we hear if we stopped everything else and sat there listening? What has He been waiting to share with us? What is that verse that will give you peace today? How will He catch your attention when the spouse or kids have trouble getting through to you?

Maybe that's why He demands that we put him First!


  1. A couple years ago, I went through a whole Bible study on these sisters. Very challenging!

  2. Always a good reminder of "Seek ye first the kingdom of God..."