4 Ways Mary and Martha’s Story Can Transform Your Life Today

Have you ever read the story of Mary and Martha? It’s tucked within the gospels as a timeless story about Jesus and His disciples visiting two sisters on their way to Jerusalem. We can learn some great lessons from their story.

It all starts with Martha welcoming Jesus into her home. She begins busily preparing dinner with all the details for the visit. Meanwhile, Mary is so mesmerized by the fact that Jesus is there with them that she takes a seat right at His feet. It appears as if she simply wants to soak this precious moment in and learn all that she can from Him. After all, she was sitting before the Master Teacher.

Sometimes, in life, we can get so busy doing all the things. We’re busy at work, at home, with family and friends, and in ministry. Often, we can become so busy with all the details and demands of life that we miss moments with Jesus, just as Martha did. 

In fact, as Martha became so upset with her sister, she actually wanted Jesus to correct Mary for not helping her do all the things. Yet, Jesus taught her a quick and valuable lesson, and it was that Mary had discovered the most important thing and that it was not going to be taken away from her. We can gain a few great life lessons from their story. 

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