- July 21, 2019
Next Sunday: Scripture: Luke 10:38-42; Message: "Two of Them - One of Me!" Jesus is a traveler who needs hospitality, and he finds it in Martha's home. Feeding Jesus and his followers is a daunting, if welcome task, and my guess is that most of us are on Martha's side when she asks Jesus to tell her sister Mary, who has been sitting at the feet of the Savior and listening to his every word, to get up and help put dinner on the table. Not only that, Mary's actions are a violation of society's norms -- she's performing a radical act by acting like one of the disciples. And despite Martha's frazzled spirit God still comes first, even if the whole reason Jesus stopped by was for a meal and a place to spend the night. Perhaps a simpler meal might have been more appropriate. Then Martha could listen to Jesus as well.