Jesus was coming to dinner, and Martha was busy, busy, busy.
But Mary was not busy at all…
This engaging retelling of Mary and Martha from Luke 10 v 38-42 teaches pre-school children that listening to Jesus is always the best thing to do!
Notes for Parents:Notes for Parents:
This story comes from Luke 10 v 38-42. Mary and Martha, and their brother Lazarus, were all friends of Jesus. When Jesus came to visit their home, the two women acted very differently. Mary sat at Jesus’s feet listening to him, but Martha was rushing around getting everything ready for their guest.
When Martha saw that Mary wasn’t helping, she complained to Jesus, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” (v 40, NIV)
But Jesus told her that Mary had made the best choice: “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (v 41-42, NIV)
Listening to Jesus is always the best thing to do!
About the author:
Stephanie Williams is a writer and illustrator, as well as working as a graphic designer and artistic director for graphic design agency Tiger Finch Creatives, which she founded with her husband, Daniel. She lives with Daniel and their three extremely mischievous little boys in Reading, UK. She loves philosophy and apologetics, and enjoys putting the Bible into everyday language through stories, articles, or quirky animations for social media. She grew up in Asia and loves being part of international projects around the world through her graphic design work. In her spare time she enjoys helping out at school and assisting the boys with their weird and wonderful artistic creations.