"Now as they [Jesus and His disciples] were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord's feet, listening to His word. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations [or much service]" Luke 10:38-40a
I have long known the chilling words of Jesus in 10:41-42: "Martha, Martha...only one thing is necessary...", but the other day I re-read the passage and my heart zoned in on the verses above.
Martha wasn't listening to Jesus' word because she was distracted with all her preparations. She was distracted with much service.
Do I ever miss the Lord's word because I am distracted with my service?