Scripture reading: Luke 10:38–42
Key verse: Luke 10:42
One thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.
Can you imagine what it was like to sit at the feet of Jesus? Mary of Bethany knew. So did Peter and James and John. They all knew what it was like to be in the presence of Eternal Love. Yet even though Jesus was with them, they still did not have the fullness of God that we enjoy today through the presence of the Holy Spirit.
You may be thinking: That was fine for Mary and the others, but I am so easily drawn away by temptation. I love God, but there are so many other things that grab my attention. What does He think of me, and how can I be sure He will accept me when I come to Him?
God will never turn you away. Those who followed the Savior knew this because they witnessed His love and acceptance each day. Mary was at the Savior’s feet because she chose to be there. God’s love drew her, but she decided to go to Him. The same was true for John and Peter and the others.
There always will be temptations vying for our hearts, but we must decide who or what we love the most. When it comes to God and the things of this world, there is only one choice.
Those who find themselves at the Savior’s feet choose humble devotion over worldly prestige, power, and fame. Love is never complex when it comes to God. He loves us without hesitation, and this is what He longs from us in return.
Thank You for Your love and acceptance, Father. I am grateful that You never turn me away.