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Mary and Martha by Tazi-san Mary and Martha by Tazi-san
That's Lazarus in the background, btw.

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Luke 10:38-42:

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 the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

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Not saying we shouldn't do our chores but if it's costing us our sanity then we need to re-evaluate our priorities.

G.T.G.
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AlcyoneSong Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
YES! I'm so glad you included Lazarus!
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
They were siblings, it was just too sweet not to =D Thanks!
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AlcyoneSong Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah it's important to remember that too, Lazarus was basically Mary and Martha's step into the Temple too.  Even though he was younger, he was male, and therefore he had a higher place in society which meant that they were taken care of.  It's also why when he died, it was very devastating to them because not only did they lose their brother they also lost their social standing and their futures were pretty much unknown. 
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I know, men were not only the heads but a huge piece of the backbone in a family... wow.
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AlcyoneSong Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep.  I think it puts that final miracle into a whole new perspective.
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:nod:
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HolyArtsAlchemist Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I can act like Martha a lot. I have scrupulosity which makes me very paranoid.
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:icontazi-san:
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, sometimes we end up defeating the purpose as we can be so busy we're not even productive.
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HolyArtsAlchemist Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah
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heartswave Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i really need to remember that the work can wait and the Lord comes first
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Work's important too, but yes, Christ first.  I try to start the day with his word and prayer, play some worship music too. Getting up a little earlier is worth it because it makes you so strong in the day and you are more ready to face whatever may come. Which reminds me, I need to go have my time =D
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heartswave Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
amen im ashamed to say i dont spend enough time with him
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Eh, we all deal with that sometimes; no condemnation for those in Christ. Jesus always welcomes us back with open arms :thumbs: He isn't looking for some performance or brownie points. It's for OUR good, not his, to spend time in his presence.:nod:
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heartswave Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thank u very much i needed that
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:icontazi-san:
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, beware that religious performance spirit. It blocks real work from the Holy Spirit according to the Word of God and true repentance~
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MauricioThePoet Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
Giggle Clap DeviantArt 
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Kitti606 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
D'awwww! There's a kitty cuddling up to Jesus! <3 <3 <3

It's me. I'm the kitty. XD
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theannaj1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
I love how you put Lazarus in the picture, That was amazing !!!! :) 
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LKElza Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love the kitten that's loving on the Lord. So sweet! This is one of my favorite events in the Bible for many reasons! Thank you for illustrating it! 
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome and thnx!

It makes me wonder how animals reacted to him since he's their Maker. I mean, animals react to evil spirits, (I've seen it) so it stands to reason...
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LKElza Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
I agree!!!! 
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MinistryComics Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
mew!
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... love Martha's expression there... :giggle:
Sweet little scene there! I see even the cats love Jesus!
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scribbleprints Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Great illustration!

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VincentValentine13 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
This scene from the Bible will ALWAYS be marked by the excellent portrayal given in Adventures in Odyssey. It was one of my favorite stories since it really, I think, humanizes Jesus in his relationship with Mary, Martha and Lazarus--they weren't just followers but very dear friends and very nearly family, I would guess.
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
YAAAAY ODYSSEY!

Yes that show does WONDERFUL dramatization from the Bible and history. Brilliant.
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Veloxirunner Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
adorable adorable adorable what should i say adorable ^^
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BLAHhappy7 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
lol love the cats. This is very well done!
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ok, I don't know why but that prompted me to do a search on cats in Israel. Seems like they're just everywhere!

Interestingly, Sand Cats also came up in the search as they are indigenous to the region.

And thank you, many blessings this Valentine's Day :heart:
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Fundelstein Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful and excellent!
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UntoldPromises Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Heh I love the kittens! ^_^
I need to read this many times to remind myself that God is more important than stressing myself out
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Seventhdaysoldier Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
This si so ...wow,one of my favs
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Anbichan15 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
KITTY!!!
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potoperson Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Oh, so cute! I love this portrayal of such a lovely Bible story. And, yay Lazarus! :D Great job!
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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jethrosketch Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Jesus looks awesome!
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GryphonZr-7 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that's pretty wel drawn
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Robo-Bug Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very well done, and incredibly inspiring. Thank you so much for using your talents to serve the Lord in this way. :)
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-)
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Robo-Bug Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You are most welcome. :)
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Starstoryteller Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Martha is so cute and I love how put out she is.
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I dunno why but I just had to give her a little chub. It made her look a little more rambunctious to me XD
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ThatxAwesomexPerson Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Artist
You did a fantastic job, hope to see more of these :D
+fav and +watch for you~! :love:
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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mistychadwick Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is very good. ^-^
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AltaicTiger Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's very pretty!
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Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I remember this this!
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rosethorn1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ok...so I love this picture :) You don't see many Bible stories illustrated here (or..well at least I dont. lol) and I think you did a fantastic job!:)
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markdraco12 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of my favorite stories in the bible
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JakobDailes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg the kitties rubbing up against Yeshua and Miryam! So precious!
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