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Martha, Martha

Based on the story found in Luke 10:38-40, this parable teaches us that God loves us for who we are, not what we do.


  • Concept: Based on the story found in Luke 10, two sisters, Martha and Mary, host Jesus and his disciples in their home. Martha cannot get past her focus on tasks to see the real value of this occasion. This tale is a reminder that God loves us for who we are, not what we do.
  • Story Origin: An original work of fiction based on the story found in Luke chapter 10.
  • Setting: New Testament Israel
  • Precept(s):
    • We cannot let our deeds, actions, and accomplishments define our value.
    • The things we do need to originate from the joy of serving the Lord.
  • Key Bible Verse: Luke 10:38-40 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to Him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 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 all the work myself? Tell her to help me!”
  • Additional Verses Referenced: Ephesians 2:8-10


  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Continue Life” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 license.


Sew Powerful Parables will tickle your funny bone, touch your heart and offer you a new way to experience God’s truth. Jesus often used parables to communicate His most important messages. Dana Buck picks up that tradition in a poetic, rhyming style that makes listening easy and enjoyable. All ages will love these stories full of memorable characters, insightful lessons and just plain fun.

After retiring from a 38-year career with the Christian non-profit organization, World Vision, Dana Buck now devotes himself full time to writing, speaking, and mentoring. His Sew Powerful Parables continue to grow in popularity as they charm audiences, readers and listeners. He is a Charter Board member for the nonprofit organization Sew Powerful, where he lends his expertise to further their mission of combating extreme poverty by training, equipping and empowering women and girls in the developing world. Dana resides in the greater Seattle area with his wife Grace and their neurotic cat. They have two children, Jared and Alyssa, and Alyssa is married to son-in-law, Ivan. No grandchildren yet, but Ivan and Alyssa do own and share their beautiful grand-dog, Odin. Reach Dana with comments or suggestions at