The hustle and bustle of this time of year can be an easy distraction from focusing our attention on what is important.
It is not hard to get utterly consumed with the details of a meal or fall into having a two hour debate with a family member on which colour lights ‘need’ to adorn the kitchen window collaboration tools for business.
Let us be reminded of the events in Luke 10:38-42 where Jesus kindly reminded Martha that being still to listen to Him as her sister Mary chose to do, was much more valuable than all her preparations.
We should be encouraged as we spend time with family and friends and enjoy the opportunity to share the truths of Jesus.
Even if the turkey does manage to run away let’s remember what He said to Martha:
…“Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
Follow Mary’s example this season and don’t be distracted from the one thing that is needed – putting the voice of Jesus before everything else.