We all need space to BE who we are in Christ.
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“And he said to [his disciples],
‘Come away by yourselves to a desolate place
and rest a while.'”
Mark 6:31a English Standard Version
There is not much margin in life. For some reason we think that we have to fill up every minute of every hour of every day. Yet when we go to bed at night we wonder what it was that we accomplished in that day.
It is hard to find time to sit and enjoy a good cup of coffee, a Louis L’Amour novel or conversation with someone we love. We don’t even know how to have conversations anymore.
How about scheduling time to do something absolutely outrageous: to simply BE instead of DO.
Jesus understood the need for rest. There is nothing wrong with resting; with being instead of doing. God rested after finishing the work of creation.
Go ahead and grab your espresso and sit at the roadside café. Smile at someone walking past you and imitate God by enjoying creation.
And if you don’t mind, I’ll join you.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner