Mary & Martha were friends of Jesus.
Their Scent is a bold, warm aroma including essences of Clove Bud, Lemon, Myrrh, Peppermint, Spikenard, and Sweet Orange.
The sisters of Lazarus who together resided at Bethany. Martha was probably the eldest of the family, (Luke 10:38, 40, 41; John 11:1-39). From the residence being called “her house,” some have supposed that Martha was a widow, and that her brother and sister lodged with her. Martha wanted to be helpful in providing the best things for the Master’s use. She had a servant’s heart but did not know when to be still and receive or rest. Contrast this to the quiet earnestness of Mary, who was more concerned to avail herself of the opportunity of sitting at Jesus’ feet and learning of him. At a supper given to Christ and his disciples in her house “Martha served.” While guests at the home of Simon, Mary chose to anoint Jesus’ feet with a pound of very costly ointment of spikenard.
Mary and Martha represent the conflict between the natural and spiritual. Martha’s first thought was “What can I do?”; Christ was the first thought with Mary. To Martha life was “all the things that needed to be done:” to Mary life was rather “sitting at the feet of Jesus, soaking in His presence.” The one was a well-meaning server, the other was a reverent disciple, a worshiper.
The word of God says we are to be servants, but how can these two be blended together? “If you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”(Galatians 5:18) So, if we are being led by the Spirit we will be in God’s will whether we are serving or sitting.