Meeting Martha


Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. John 11:5 KJV

Once when we were vacationing in Amish country, we decided to take a detour on a back road just for fun. Seeing a farm stand being tended by a little red-haired girl, I parked the car and we got out and began to browse through bins of fresh vegetables, homemade jams, pies and cookies. “Good morning!” I said smiling, while my wife was picking out a bag of cookies. As I went to pay for them, I asked, “And what’s your name?”

“Oh, my name is Martha.” The little girl answered quietly

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“Well, I ‘ve got good news for you Martha.” I continued. The Bible says that Jesus loved Martha and her sister Mary and her brother, so you can know for sure that he loves you!”

In the children’s song it says, “Jesus loves me this I know; for the Bible tells me so.” Have you ever wondered where the Bible says that?” The answer is that His love is mentioned everywhere! It says, He knit us together before we were born, and He promises to carry us till old age. He is near us when we are broken hearted and gives us strength when we are weak. He gives streams in the desert when we are thirsty and provides daily bread when we are hungry. On every Bible page we can find His love. The song then goes on saying, “Little ones to Him belong.” So, if today you feel as small as the little Martha we met at the farm stand, then you are exactly who Jesus came to love and He is passing by you today!

6 thoughts on “Meeting Martha

  1. You featured pictures of my childhood home in this post Pastor Pete. My favorite times of year are August when the corn is 7 feet tall and October when the draft horses are working the fields collecting the harvest. I teach Sunday School to 2 and 3 year olds. We sing this song every Sunday and oh how their eyes light up when we finish the song and I go around the circle and say to each child, “Jesus loves (insert child’s name).” It is the best part of my Sunday morning.

      • My Nana and Papa’s neighbors and closest friends were Amish. They instilled in me that one of the many ways I could show them respect was to respect their wishes not to be photographed.

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