Text:  Luke 10:38-42 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

Scripture Reading: 

Mary and Martha

38 While Jesus and his followers were traveling, Jesus went into a town. A woman named Martha let Jesus stay at her house. 39 Martha had a sister named Mary. Mary was sitting at Jesus’ feet and listening to him teach. 40 Martha became angry because she had so much work to do. She went in and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me alone to do all the work? Tell her to help me!”

41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are getting worried and upset about too many things. 42 Only one thing is important. Mary has chosen the right thing, and it will never be taken away from her.”

Reflection: The most important things in life aren’t always on our to-do lists. Today I’m looking at my plans, calendars, and lists to re-evaluate if the things and people that are most important are what I am spending my time and energy on. Does how you spend your time correctly reflect what is most important to you?

Prayer: Hi God! Thank you for the reminder that what is important isn’t always our long to-do lists. Amen.

Focus for the Day: Priorities

Author: Rachel Dudley, Director of Children’s Ministry