Together, the two sisters made Jesus feel perfectly comfortable under their roof. The blend was simple: Mary entertained His divinity while Martha entertained His humanity.
It is nearly impossible to tell a family about God's love when they are shivering in the cold without dry clothing or coats. The church is surrounded by hurting humanity, and every need is an opportunity for miraculous ministry.
We serve a Master who plainly said He did not come to cure the whole, feed the full or heal the healthy (Matt. 9:12-13). If we make it our aim to accept and recruit only the whole, the full and the healthy, then we may miss the one visitor we need more than any other—Jesus Christ.
On the other hand, if we dare to chase God while, in practical ways, serving others, including the unlovely and unwanted, we are certain to see this one visitor enter our presence. He will feel comfortable in our midst because He is unashamedly attracted to human need and spiritual hunger.
Tommy Tenney is founder of the GodChasers Network and author of several books, including The God Chasers (Destiny Image) and Trust and Tragedy (Thomas Nelson).
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