Written By Melanie Villanueva
Oftentimes we are distracted by what we observed or saw during a church service. And distractions come in all shapes and sizes. In the book of Luke we read that for Martha, distraction took the form of cooking and cleaning—trying to serve CHRIST instead of listening to HIM and talking with HIM. Mary refused to be sidetracked. “Mary sat at JESUS’ feet and heard HIS word” (Luke 10:39). When Martha grumbled because Mary wasn’t helping her, JESUS said, “Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her” (v. 42). JESUS’ words remind us that our relationship with HIM is more important than any good things that might temporarily capture our attention. It has been said that good things are the enemies of great things. Brethren, for us as followers of JESUS, the greatest thing in this life is to know HIM and to walk with HIM. Let’s ask the LORD to teach us to know HIM more, for in this we can learn to love HIM more than anything. Have a blessed and fruitful day.