Sunday, December 14, 2008
And He said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.
Mark 6: 31
In some ways this passage breaks my heart, for it exposes for all to see, an ailment that afflicts too many of us Christians. Somehow we can't seem to find time for sufficient fellowship with God and meditation on the Word; we shove communion with our heavenly Father to a back burner. As a result, hearts are hardened for lack of spiritual rest. A man who rarely takes time to breathe deeply-or who lives in an atmosphere where it is unsafe to breathe deeply-is not a truly healthy man. And the same is true in the spiritual realm. Just as the physical man must learn habitually to breathe deeply, so the one who seeks spiritual health must take time to make deep spiritual breathing a habit. While I cannot always "come away" to a lonely place physically, I can foster in my life a spiritual atmosphere that will favor fellowship with the Father.
Taken from the Book: "Today, LORD, I Will"