Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Don't Forget Time to Be Still

Well, our Bible-study program is back in full swing, and September has been filled with the usual plethora of details to manage.

In the midst of our Fall hubbub, my dear hubby turned 50 years old, and to celebrate we took a day off for hiking.

I snapped this picture at Lake Jean, 2.5 hours or 130 miles northwest of here, just as we were preparing to sit down for a late afternoon lunch after six hours of strenuous hiking.

I thought this image captured well the spirit of Jesus' standing invitation to us to sit and sup with Him in quiet, stillness, and reflection. It represents rest and intimacy and conversation in the midst of what otherwise could be non-stop activity. It portrays rejuvination after hard work.

How long has it been since you or I have taken time to be quiet and still? How long since we've dined with our Savior?

I think the question is appropriate as we begin another semsester of service. In our busyness, let's not forget to guard our hearts (Proverbs 4:23) and to take time for renewal. Jesus did (Mark 6:32; 46), and so should we.

'Til next time,
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