Mary and Martha Bible Story for Kids – Luke 10:38-42
In the Bible, Martha and Mary are sisters who live in Bethany. Lazarus, their brother, is also mentioned in the Bible. The story of Martha and Mary is told in the gospel of Luke, chapter 10. In this story, Jesus visits the home of Martha and Mary. Martha is busy preparing a meal for their guests, while Mary sits at Jesus’ feet, listening to his teaching. Martha becomes frustrated with her sister and asks Jesus to tell her to help with the preparations. However, Jesus responds by saying that Mary has chosen the better option, and that she should not be disturbed. The Bible story of Martha and Mary teaches us that we should not be so busy with our daily tasks that we forget to spend time with God. We should make time to listen to his word and learn from him.
When teaching the story of Martha and Mary to preschoolers at church, it is important to focus on the central message of sisterly love. This can be done by emphasizing the scenes in which the sisters show care and concern for each other. For example, when Martha is busy preparing food for their guests, Mary takes the time to listen to Jesus’ teachings. Later, when Mary is grieving over her brother’s death, Martha comforts her with words of hope. By highlighting these moments of sisterly affection, preschoolers will be able to understand the importance of caring for others. Additionally, it would be beneficial to incorporate interactive elements into the lesson, such as a snack time where everyone makes sandwiches for their ‘sisters’ or a craft activity where everyone decorates a picture frame for their ‘sister’s’ photo. By making the story come alive for preschoolers, they will be able to better understand and appreciate its Christian message.