Jesus visits the home of Martha. Martha’s sister is Mary. They are the sisters of Lazarus (Lazarus is a friend of Jesus’s, and Jesus brings him back to life). Yesterday, I saw the verse that states that Mary and Martha are Lazarus’s sisters. I can’t locate it today.
This story is very important. It shows, among other things, that Jesus values Mary’s learning – a woman learning about Jesus and his teachings.
God let me know that this story is very important. I heard two loud noises- louder than is a “normal” yes noise. It’s hard to explain, but an angel verified that God wants me to say that this story is important to him.
Luke 10: 38-42 “Now as they went on their way he entered a village; and a woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.”
Anyone who has had company and is trying to juggle the needs of guests in one’s home can relate to Martha. Maybe she is feeling overwhelmed at this point in time. According to Wikipedia, Christ does acknowledge her feelings by saying her name twice. “But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her.’”
It just occurred to me. In this instance, Christ is treating Mary as he would a man. She is at his feet and is learning from him. Christ values Mary learning from him! That is a huge statement: Christ values women learning about him and his works.