Mary — Hearer of the Word
Mary’s Story: Luke 10:38–43
In the Word
… Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. Luke 10:39b
Of the Word
Mary had an opportunity and she took it! She did not allow what was going on around her to come between her and her Lord. Jesus was speaking and she was listening! She sat at His feet in rapt attention. Her focus was on the man she knew to be the Son of God.
How often are we willing to sit quietly and meditate on God’s Word, to listen for His voice, to shut out the world around us? Mary did not allow distractions to come between her and the Savior Who spoke these beautiful words of salvation: “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life” (John 5:24a).
In our world we are bombarded with sounds. We become good at ignoring them and the people around us. We become so good at tuning out that we even do it during Sunday sermons. Mary knew hearing and listening go hand in hand. She knew the words Christ spoke were important and she showed her gratitude by listening intently.
Walking with my Lord
Lord, help me be eager to sit at Your feet and learn. Quiet me down so I can hear You and then, through Your Holy Spirit, show me how to live according to Your Word. In Jesus’ name. Amen.