LUKE 10: 42
"But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her."
When Jesus walked into the home of Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38), Martha saw His tiredness. She knew that Jesus had been walking for miles, going about doing good, healing the sick and meeting the people’s needs. Obviously, He must be tired, she thought, so she saw Him as someone she had to care for.
Mary, however, saw beyond Jesus’ external weariness into His divinity. She saw that He was someone she needed to draw from. And by doing that, she made Him feel like God—the Savior who had come to serve her and not to be served by her (Matthew 20:28). Jesus even commended her for choosing the better portion!
As Human our soul always wants to serve God by our own strength. And that is the reason sometime for us it’s hard to believe that God want to serve us. But in reality, He wants to serve you. In fact, unless you learn how to receive from God, you will have nothing to serve man.
Which sister from both of them, gave Jesus the sweeter feast and filled Him up? Martha who was busy organising things and preparing food for Him? Or Mary who sat still and drew deeply from Him? It was Mary. She made Jesus feel a sense of His divine glory. She allowed Jesus to be the server, to be God.
Like Martha, we always reverse the roles. We somehow think that God needs our service, but He actually wants to fill us first. Mary’s ears and heart were more precious to Jesus than Martha’s hands and feet.
We use our ears and hearts to draw from Jesus. We use our hands and feet to serve Him, and there is a place for that. But our sense and appreciation of God’s divine fullness is more precious to Him than all the service we can render Him. And when you draw from Him, you cannot help but become a great giver and server