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Now, on a completely different topic, let’s take a look at Luke chapter 10. Boom! In verses 38-42, the scripture says:
Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said to her, “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.”
What goes left unsaid in the scriptures, but is very clearly seen, is God’s heart toward His people. In this moment, though Martha was so concerned about the spread (what she was about to lay out on the table, I’m guessing—the utensils and the napkins being in the right position, when the food is going to be ready) Jesus is not concerned at all about any of that. What’s on His heart and on His mind—what He’s focused and set on in that moment—is not when He’s getting His food, or how well the service is in her house. He’s concerned about sharing His heart with His people. He’s concerned about teaching in that moment. He is the good teacher.
I don’t know about you, but I’m guessing you’ve probably had the same thought that I have: “If only Jesus was here in this moment, and would be able to show me exactly what I need to see to figure out whatever the problem is that I’m in, in that particular moment.” It’s been a while since I’ve thought that, but it’s kind of a ridiculous thought because what we know is that by His Spirit, the same way that He was available to Mary and to Martha in that moment—though she was distracted—He is available to us to teach us as well by His Spirit. He’s constantly here. The time doesn’t matter. Day or night, He’s here and ready, available to teach us, to show us Himself, to reveal the Father to us, to give us His good word. That word of life that changes our attitudes, that refreshes our minds, that sets us right, that deals with our emotions and gets us feeling completely different, completely rested, unlike we were before we, in a sense, ran into His teaching and just got whamboozled and changed by it. He’s a good teacher, and that is God’s heart toward us. “Let me teach you. I don’t care what time. Don’t care the cost,” as we see in Luke. “It’s just about Me wanting to be with you and share My heart with you.”