'Do not fear or lose heart at the sight of this vast multitude, for the battle is not yours but God's.'
2 Chronicles 20:15
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"Lest we Forget"
January 25, 2015
This is the Third Week of Ordinary Time
The word for the week is: "Abandon"
Today in the Gospel of Mark, Jesus invites us to
"Come and follow Him"
He calls us to be His disciples
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I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. —Psalm 4:8
Some years ago my son Brian and I agreed to haul some equipment into an isolated Idaho backcountry ranch for a friend. There are no roads into the area, at least none that my truck could negotiate. So Ralph, the young ranch manager, arranged to meet us at road’s end with a small wagon hitched to a pair of mules.
On the way into the ranch, Ralph and I started chatting and I learned that he lived on the property year-round. “What do you do in the winter?” I asked, knowing that winters in the high country were long and bitter and that the ranch had no electricity or telephone service, only a satellite radio. “How do you endure it?”
“Actually,” he drawled, “I find it right peaceable.”
In the midst of our pressure-filled days, we sometimes crave peace and quiet. There is too much noise in the air; there are too many people around. We want to “come aside . . . and rest a while” (Mark 6:31). Can we find a place to do this?
Yes, there is such a place. When we take a few moments to reflect on God’s love and mercy and cast our burdens on Him, we will find in that quiet God-filled space the peace that the world has taken away.
There is a place of quiet rest,
Spending quiet time with God will bring quiet rest.
INSIGHT: Jesus is concerned with our physical health. He showed this when He invited the disciples to come away and rest because “they did not even have time to eat” (Mark 6:31). Rest from work and time to refresh our minds and bodies is important. Jesus is also concerned for our spiritual health and invites all those who are weary and burdened to come to Him for rest (Matt. 11:28).
Taken from Our Daily Bread
Something to make you think:
Can't Don't Shouldn't Do Can
May we never let the things we can't have, or don't have,
or shouldn't have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have
and can have. As we value our happiness let us not forget it,
for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy
without the things we cannot or should not have.
~Richard L. Evans~
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