We’ll be finishing Luke chapter 10 this Sunday, reading verses 38-42.
It’s a familiar story to most of us. Mary is sitting at Jesus’ feet whilst Martha is to her elbows in dishwater. We normally read it as a contrast between busy and contemplative people. There’s a lot going on in this very concise story. Some of the lessons it teaches are not the most obvious things we read into it.
Who do you feel like you are in life? Mary or Martha? Do you ever wonder if Martha were to sit down with Mary, who would keep an eye on the roast so it doesn’t burn? If Martha doesn’t serve, no one is eating. But as we read it…is Jesus really correcting Martha for serving dinner…or is it something else?
We’ll explore it all together this Sunday…hope to see you there!
Also – Dave Peirce, Tom Randels and myself are leaving this coming Wednesday for the Sudan to be with Sabet and Suzy Kuj, of In Deed and Truth Ministries. We’ve been supporting Sabet and Suzy for several years (we met them when they had fellowshiped with us during a year when they had to be in the states). They facilitate a medical clinic as their outreach to the Sudanese people – hence the two doctors (Dave and Tom) are going out to help out, and I’m going along to teach a class in the Bible school Sabet has begun to train local pastors in the Word. Dave and I will stay for two weeks, and Tom will remain for at least a year as the resident physician. It’s pretty exciting stuff, and God’s wonderful grace is all over the whole thing.
All that to say, this will be my last Wonderwhat post until the 2nd week of December, as I’ll be gone for two Sundays. Please support those who are filling in for me, since the priority is the Word, not the personality that shares it…right? Please pray for Dave, Tom and I as we travel – that God will use us for His glory, and that we will return safely home.
Ok, that’s that. Peace.