Simply write a post on the following quote and then link up with us below. It's fun to visit other participating blogs because we often have a unique approach to our weekly quote. I often learn much from others.
So here's my quote for this week:
After all, there's much preparation involved to celebrate ...the birth of Jesus.
But are you becoming so involved and preoccupied with the events and traditions of Christmas that you miss out on what's most important?
Can you identify with any of these Martha traits?
- House must be decorated and perfectly clean
- Dozens of cookies made
- Shopping for the perfect Christmas gifts for family and friends
- Wrapping each present with the latest gift wrap
- Baking pies and cakes
- Sending Christmas cards to everyone you've ever known
Maybe you could add a few of your own?
But how about Mary? Martha was a bit irritated with her sister since she wasn't helping with all of the preparations. After all, they had a special visitor in their home and she wanted everything to be perfect.
But what did Jesus say to Martha?
"Martha, Martha," the Lord anwered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."
Mary was sitting at Jesus' feet and listening to what He said.