Monday, March 14, 2016

Countdown to Easter 13

Mark 6:31-32
Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." 32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.
In America we equate business to success. The more busy we are, the more productive we believe we are being. In fact, it becomes the standard greeting everywhere: “I am so busy.” Author Wayne Muller in his book Sabbath writes, “We say this to one another with no small degree of pride, as if our exhaustion were a trophy, our ability to withstand stress a mark of real character. The busier we are, the more important we seem to ourselves and, we imagine, to others. To be “busy” has become the model of a successful life.”
A causal reading of the Gospels clearly depicts how many people were constantly trying to get to Jesus. Several passages paint the picture of He and the disciples were so busy they didn’t even have time to eat (perhaps for days). Needless to say, Jesus was BUSY!
Think about how busy Jesus was, how many people were seeking an audience with Him, and yet the resilience He maintained to be alone with God.
If Jesus as the Son of God needed such times, how much more do we?
Your pastor and partner in ministry,
98.5 The TRUTH presents, the latest movie from the makers of “God’s Not Dead” “Do You Believe” plays at the Celebration THIS FRIDAY March 18 at 7:05 pm.
Admission and refreshments are free!

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