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“Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed Him to her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to His teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to Him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” — Luke 10:38-42

This narrative is helpful as we approach what can be a very busy time of year. Jesus is laying down a truth that rises above the clamor of this setting In our house the months of November and December are busy times. This month we focus on Thanksgiving and how thankful we truly are for who God is and how we are so blessed. November gives way to December and Christmas time. We set our minds on the birth of our Savior. Most of us go into this season with the right plan and focus, but before we know it, distractions set in and things become crazy. In our story of Martha and Mary we see this very thing. v. 38-39 everything seems good but then it happens. When you read v. 40 reality sets in on what should be a great time with Jesus. Scripture says….”But Martha was distracted with much serving.” Now there is nothing wrong with serving or giving attention to details, but that is not the issue. The wording used by the Lord, “But Martha was distracted” is important here. It means to be drawn different ways at the same time. It expresses a restlessness and is the picture of a person in a busy crowd of where everyone is pressing in to the point it is hard to keep your footing. Jesus says in v. 42, “but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” I don’t want to miss “Thanksgiving” and “Christmas” because of worldly business. Both sisters loved Jesus but one loved the decorations more than the gift. Have a happy Thanksgiving! God Bless! Bro. Troy

 

 

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The Beautiful Carols of Christmas

"Christmas Season Individual & Family Devotional Reading Guide"

Click on the link below to open and download this great devotion taking us on an adventure with behind the scenes background of Christmas Carols weve heard and sung all our life. Thank you to Dr. Bill Watkins, Pastor at Locust Grove Baptist Church who provided this devotional. 

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