A Quiet Place

7 11 2011

Whew! It has been quite a week. An exciting few days filled with joy, busyness, work, traveling, and general chaos. Fall always brings the beauty of God’s wonderful creation and somehow, an extra measure of activities that call for my time and attention.

This is one of those weeks when the description of the disciples and the beauty of Jesus’ words in Mark 6:31 speak deeply to my heart. “And he said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.”

I am thankful that Jesus calls us to times of quiet and rest. He knows our hearts. He sees their deep needs and answers our desperate longings. The fast pace of our lives leaves little time for stillness. My heart gets banged up and my spirit gets bruised by the whirlwind I try to live in. He knows how much we need the healing balm of His presence, the peace of His nearness, and the fresh perspective that flows from being renewed by His heart.

God knows that there is laundry to fold, dishes to wash, deadlines to be met, and responsibilities to be handled. He also knows that we can become so caught up in the doing that we lose sight of the value of being with Him.

My Jesus Resolution today is accept Jesus’ invitation to come away with Him to a quiet place. I don’t want to miss a single opportunity to move closer to His heart. I am grateful that He wants me to come and be with Him. I am looking forward to seeing God today and finding joy in the quiet moment I spend with Him.


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17 11 2011
Paula Schreiner

what a wonderful message. I really needed it today.

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