Luke 10:38-42 finds us in Bethany at the home of Martha and Mary. Martha was busily serving dinner while Mary sat at the feet of Jesus, listening to him. Who was Martha serving? She was serving Jesus!
What did Jesus tell her? “Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
Dwight L. Moody said, "You've got to have fire to set fire with. You've got to have life to propagate life with." In science, this is the law of biogenesis. You can only get life from the Life, and you can’t give life to others unless you have the Life. Martha needed to hear the words of life from Jesus, all else was of little importance.
Does God care about candles, stained glass windows, choir robes, and religious customs and traditions? No. What God cares about is His creation: you.
Today, we are busy with our duties, working with the talents God has given us, and serving. Let us not forget to talk with our Creator and first love, Jesus Christ. We must constantly be drawing from His well of living waters if we are to share His love with others. Isn't it awesome that Jesus takes the time to spend with us?
"As Thou hast died for me, so may my love to Thee, pure, warm, and changeless be, a living fire." --Ray Palmer