Luke 10:38-40 (NLT)
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!"

Jesus had stopped in the village of Mary and Martha to visit with them. Mary was the same one who had poured the perfume on Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. Mary sat listening intently to Jesus while Martha scurried about trying to make preparations. Martha then went to Jesus out of frustration and asked Him if he didn’t care that Mary had left her to do all the work. She said, TELL HER TO HELP ME.

Some of us can identify with Martha. We live our lives rushing about trying to get things accomplished. It seems we have no time for ourselves. We wished there were more hours in a day so we could get more things done, yet it seems like things just keep overwhelming us. It is as though life were trying to drown us with everything that has to get done. And like Martha we probably miss something else very important, Martha looked at Jesus and ask Him for Mary’s help. If only she had asked for Jesus to help. She could have known the internal peace Jesus would have offered Martha she could have settled down, relaxed, and enjoyed the moment instead of being so concerned on the presentation of the everything. We forget our Lord is there to help is our moments of frustration, hurrying around, work, and daily life. Isn’t it time to slow down and call upon the Lord? Pray for the Lord to bring calm and stability into your life. Pray for the peace and relief of stress you need to handle daily life. Pray that the Lord would minister to your needs.