If you are on staff at a church OR you are a key volunteer then you know what Sunday's can be like. It is kind of like the build up to the big game or opening night of a performance. There is a list of things that have to get done and limited time to do them in. Typically, that means you are running around making sure all the details get done.
In Luke 10 Jesus has come to Mary and Martha's house for a meal. In many ways they were doing what we do every Sunday. We get ready for Jesus to meet with us and try to entertain as many guests as we can. You know the story, Martha is running around making sure everyone is comfortable and that the meal is coming along. But, Mary is in the living room just chilling at Jesus feet as He teaches. That doesn't sit real well with Martha so she storms in and tells Jesus how hard she is working and that He should tell Mary to get off her blessed assurance and help!
You know the tension as a church leader or volunteer now right?
Listen to what Jesus says in the Living Translation to Martha:
"Martha, dear friend, you are so upset over all these details! There is really only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it--and I won't take it away from her!" Luke 10:41-42
Here is my take away from that. The details matter. I have blogged about that in the past. But as individuals in charge let's not get so busy that we don't stop long enough for two things:
Relationships and Worship
Let's not be the person who uses our work as an excuse not to talk to people and let's not use our responsibilities as an excuse not to stop long enough to worship the One we are here for. My prayer is that we will discover both this Sunday.