Mary and Martha

Welcome back!

This month we are covering stories about Jesus’ life. (The following months will be His teachings and His miracles).

Today’s story comes from the book of Luke, chapter 10:38-42.

Jesus was traveling around and teaching all the people. In one town, a woman named Martha opened her home to Him (and He probably had a group of people with Him too.) Have you ever had company at your house? You have to clean and get snacks and your mom probably goes a little bit crazy making sure everything looks just right. Well, Martha was very busy making sure everything looked good and that everyone had what they needed.

Martha had a sister named Mary. (Not Jesus’ mommy, a DIFFERENT Mary.) And she sat by Jesus and listened to all He had to say.

This made Martha angry. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

But Jesus surprised her. He said, “you are worried and upset about a lot of things…but there’s really only ONE important thing…and that’s Me. Mary has chosen better, and I won’t take that away from her.”

Jesus told Martha that she was too worried and too busy and that really HE is the only important thing. Spending time with Jesus was MUCH more important than being busy and making things perfect.

Sometimes we get busy too. We worry and try to make everything just right. But God tells us to “Be still. And KNOW God.” We can spend time with Jesus by reading our Bible and praying…talking to Him.

We need to make sure we aren’t too busy for God. Being with Him is the MOST important thing. How about if you take some time RIGHT NOW to pray and talk to God.

**for older kids and grownups…sometimes we get too busy doing “church stuff” or even helping in projects and doing GOOD that we forget about God or others. We are so busy doing GOOD things, that we miss out on the BEST thing, loving God and His people. Spend TIME with the people you love, the people GOD loves and God Himself.


We drew pictures today to help us remember the story. (Jesus in the middle, Mary at His feet and angry Martha.) Our text reads:


Thanks for joining us, love to you all!


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