Yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent—we have the next 4 weeks to get our hearts ready to welcome the coming of the King of Glory. A friend shared this song with me and the lyrics and the sound are perfect for this Advent Music Monday!
Hillsong United is launching what they are calling the I Heart Revoltion with this month’s release of “We’re All in this Together.” This video clip reminded me of the story of Martha and Mary, Martha was distracted by what some have called “the tyranny of the urgent”. Rather than commend her , Jesus offers her gentle, corrective help with these words about the one thing that will satisfy her soul. When I was thinking about the “one thing” I remembered that Jesus asked Peter, “Peter do you love me?” When Peter responded, “Lord, you know that I do.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.” This Sunday as we consider the orphaned sheep of this world, what is the one thing Jesus would have us do?
Luke 10:40-42 (NIV)
40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,
42 but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”