All week the little ones in my class have been listening to the story of Mary, Martha, and Jesus. Yesterday, they performed a dramatized version, choosing whatever props they wanted. Gus, who looks exactly like Ralphy the kid from that Christmas movie about bb guns, played Jesus.
“Yes! He said, when I assigned him the part, “I’ve ALWAYS wanted to be God!”
I’ve read that story many times, but I learned a new lesson from my mini-theologians.
Martha, using a broom to stir a pot (hmmm…who DOES that?): “Jesus, why do I have to do all the work around here? Tell my sister Mary to help me!”
Jesus: “Martha, you worry way too much. Mary made a good choice.”
So here’s a new take on an old lesson: If I don’t take time to sit with Jesus in prayer and His Word, I’ll worry and work myself into a witchy brew. It’s my choice. Even a kid knows that.
Luke 10:41,42 “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.”
Isaiah 30:15 “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.” But you were not willing.