Martha and Mary.
Two sisters, two very different ideas.
They invited Jesus into their home. Martha spent the time He was there rushing around, frantically cleaning and cooking. She had the Son of God sitting in her living room and she was too busy to talk to Him! Mary decided the important thing was spending time with their guest, the One who loved them both so deeply.
This Christmas, the same as every Christmas, indeed every day – Jesus comes into our homes if we invite Him.
But will we be rushing around, preparing the house, the food, the presents, the…everything…and failing to spend time with Him? Or will we be spending time with the One who loved us so deeply, He came as a baby and died as a wrongfully accused criminal?
“But few things are needed – or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10v.42, emphasis added.