Today I’m guest posting at my college’s blog, Kuyper Life. During my time at Kuyper College, I was one of 3 students who started up he Kuyper Life Facebook page, Twitter account, and blog, so it’s nice to be able to write for them again.
College is busy. I know that. You know that. You’re likely living that.
Classes, homework, friends, work, visits home, volunteering, spending time with family, working out…and on and on. So much stuff. More than that, so much good stuff.
Yet even good things can become overwhelming.
This past Sunday my pastor talked about the story of Jesus’ stop at the home of Martha and Mary, as told in Luke 10:38-42. Mary “sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made” (NIV).
With Jesus’ 12 disciples with him, as well as other followers, the amount of preparation needed was likely quite a bit. Food had to be cooked, the house cleaned, and much more. It’s understandable that Martha got upset with her sister—having guests over can be stressful, particularly when it’s someone as well-known as Jesus. Besides, Jesus teaches about love and serving others—Martha may have thought her sister would do well to apply some of that to this situation.
Yet when Martha asks Jesus to tell Mary to help her, Jesus replies, “Martha, Martha…you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed–or only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her” (NIV).
Til next time…