Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 07/17/11

This week’s scriptures are from Mark and Luke:

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”                   (Mark 1:35)

“Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”   (Luke 5:16)

Often our lives seem to move at a hectic pace and the demands on our time and for our attention are constant; we can barely get the things done that need to get done or attend to those that need us. If we get a moment or two somehow the world intrudes to disrupt us and another call disturbs our rest. Though called to serve, serving can weary us. Let us remember the One who called us; let us remember the One from whom our strength comes. Jesus knew and He would withdraw to quiet places alone to pray, to be with the Father, and to renew His strength. Let us remember to do likewise.

May the Lord bless you and refresh you as you spent time alone with Him.


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