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Lenten Devotion — Thursday, March 21, 2019

Jesus said to them, Come away with me. Let us go alone to a quiet place and rest for a while.    Mark 6:31

WHAT A DAY!!!!  I had ONE appointment on my calendar yesterday.  I thought, GREAT!, I will catch up on all sorts of things.  But, it was not in the cards.  The day got away from me and my “to do” list was “done in”!  By 8 pm, I was home, the day’s list still undone and I was sure I would be up way past midnight.  And then, I remembered these words from Jesus.  
In the Gospel of Mark, the Master looks at the disciples, sees the fatigue in their souls and says, come on, let’s get out of here.  Jesus knows the disciples need rest in order to do their best.  And, my brothers and sisters, the same is true of us.  
In the rush of this day, Thursday, March 21st, when your soul or body or heart or mind is fatigued, hear the Savior say, come away with me.  Then take him up on the offer.  At some point today, steal away to your car, a quiet corner of your home, a coffee house, or even a bathroom stall (sometimes they can be a blessed quiet chamber); steal away and breathe deeply, sit quietly or listen only to the beat of your heart, which is it’s own prayer.   Come away and feel God’s loving embrace.  Come away and rest.  Jesus is calling.

 

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