The Good Portion


by Angie Daniels

“Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And Jesus had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
– Luke 10:38-42 

Between two babies, a hard-working husband, and a new house… You might as well call me Martha. Before I know it the day has ended, with the dishes done, the laundry put away, the house swept, and my heart feeling dissatisfied. Why, with two beautiful children, a loving husband, and so many other blessings, do I find myself in a state of loneliness? Because although I long to spend every waking moment sitting at my Savior’s feet, I become distracted with the not-so-important, everyday tasks. Tonight I sit here fulfilled with a house that, well… I’ll take a picture.


Why?  Because I’ve sat at His feet and experienced His grace and taken Him in as my portion. I think the key here is where Jesus says, “Mary has chosen”. That’s right, ladies, it’s our choice… Will you choose the Good Portion?

One thought on “The Good Portion

  1. Angie, my living room looks like that on a good day…a very good day! 😁
    Thanks for the encouraging words. I think we can all stand to work on our “Mary-ness.”


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