INTERVIEWS FROM THE PAST: “One Thing” (Part 2)

Our reporter traveled in time from her interview with King David around 1000 BC to the time of Christ. The next person who was interviewed was a woman named Mary. Randomly chosen for the interview from a group of people in the small town of Bethany, just outside of Jerusalem, Mary had a sister named Martha. They were privileged to entertain Jesus in their home. It was an unforgettable day for the sisters, and the reporter wanted Mary’s take on the event.

REPORTER: “Mary, you are so privileged to have had Jesus as a guest at your home! What an honor! I can’t imagine what I would have done for such a special occasion. What is the ONE THING you and your sister chose to do when Jesus was with you?”

MARY: “Well, while my sister was scurrying about, working frenetically to have everything just right, trying to give her best to serve Jesus, I chose the ONE THING that my soul needed – that good part that will not be taken away from me.” (Luke 10:42)

REPORTER: “Really? What was that ONE THING that was more important than preparing a gourmet meal for such a guest of honor? I can’t imagine!”

MARY: “You see, I chose to sit with Jesus and just listen to Him. That’s all. Just to be with Him. That is the ONE THING that is most important. That’s what is lasting; that is what it’s all about…spending time with Jesus. Performance isn’t all He wants. He wants our heart; our undivided attention. He wants us to listen to Him…”

REPORTER: “Hummmm…”

Tomorrow, we’ll take a peek at our last “Interview From the Past”. Log on!

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