Mary of Bethany by Lenny Cacchio

“Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.” (John 11:5)


Jesus had a special relationship with a family from Bethany.  We see him teaching in their home.  He dined with them. At Lazarus death he traveled from a long way off to be with the sisters in their grief and to call Lazarus from his tomb.


We see these sisters and brother only three times in Scripture, and each time the family appears, we notice something unique about Mary.  Every time we see Mary of Bethany, she is at Jesus feet.


In Luke 10 she sits at his feet learning the ways of God.


In John 11 she falls at his feet in honor and worship.


And in John 12 Mary is anointing his feet in an act of service.


To learn, to worship, and to serve.  Not a bad reason to be at Jesus’ feet today.


Lenny C.


Excerpted from The Sabbath Morning Companion, April 4, 2008, by Lenny Cacchio. 
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