In a beautiful country home in Bethany
Lived two sisters and a brother.
Theirs was a home filled with love
Where the Master and his disciples sought
Solace from the harsh outside world.
Two beautiful sisters, two different temperaments
One was content to listen, the other to speak
One prided herself on her perceptible housekeeping
The other was not so concerned
One rebuked the Lord concerning the other
and got the reply – Place your priorities right!
One desired so much to minister to the Lord
that she forgot the Lord came to minister to her
At the death of the brother
One chided the Lord for lateness
The other was beyond words
One loquacious, the other taciturn
Yet the Master responded adequately to each temperament.
Will Mary better acclaimed in heaven or receive more glory?
I think not!
Martha will receive no less welcome than her sister
For though each sister expressed herself differently
Yet the Master in His infinite wisdom knew how to respond to each
Not excluding YOU.