In sync sitting at his feet,
Absorbing his presence
Like a sponge, soaking up
The voice of the Holy One,
Mary chose listening rather

Than complain like Martha;
Sometimes I act like Martha,
My anxiety and worries set
Up shop in the kitchen of my
Mind, mixing burdens and

Worry into bitter cake, instead
Of sitting and absorbing the
Delicacies of the Master chef,
Who seeks to teach us how to
Cook and bake for him, cakes

Of grace and mercy, and the
Pure meat of God's Word, to
Those who're perishing and
Others who need refreshing
With nourishment for spirit,
Resting in his presence, love

Cakes without calories, and meat
Of deeper truths, God provides rich
Soul food; sustenance for the new
Believer, and perfectly grilled meat
For the more mature Christian,

Packed, nutritious, satisfying!

by Cheryl Ellen Baxter ©          


Luke 10:38-42 -- Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.
39 She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord's feet, listening to His word.
40 But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me."
41 But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things;
42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."