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JACKSON, MAD (BP) – "Jesus took the sun."
It was a message on a t-shirt worn by a senior adult at a rally in one of our churches. So accentuated, so challenging, so simple – and so true.
Jesus, who was completely God crammed in the body, experienced the depletion of the resources we encountered from time to time. We are tired and need rest, recovery and recovery.
In Matthew 8,24 we find Jesus and his disciples entering a boat to cross to the other side of the sea, and there are these stubborn words: "And behold, there was a great storm in the sea, so that the ship was covered with waves, but he slept. "
"He" is Jesus.
It was a busy and no doubt a hard day. Jesus found a place to rest and get fuel and be ready to come back. What kind of lesson should all be taught by us.
It is not just a matter of physically tiring but emotionally, mentally and spiritually. From time to time, maybe sitting at a meeting, or talking to someone on the phone, or hearing in the life of someone's crisis, you are suddenly drawn to the moment you can take – a moment you can not prepare for, the moment you can not imagine it happening . As long as God knows what's on the horizon, you have no idea what's going to happen, and it's all up to you and you have to make up for it. Just remember, Jesus took the drijemata. I do not really say that we should retreat through life by doing nothing and upbringing all the time, but we certainly have to listen to the Lord as He speaks to us and follows his example.
Consider how you hear the words of Jesus in Matthew 14:13 and 23. In the 13th line he says he was leaving the ship on a desolate place, and then in verse 23 when he sent the crowd away, he went to the mountain separately. Many have suggested that, if we do not break down during refreshment, prayer time, time of clarity of thinking – if we do not break down – we will defeat.
It is interesting to somehow imagine that if we really start with God, we are superior and overbearing and we never need time for rest and reflection. We have put this kind of aura around people in leadership positions or church service, and they think that they should give more and more, as long as nothing remains and sometimes they do.
I often think of a woman who came to see a pastor only because the secretary told him that it was his day. The woman who stopped her was a little upset. Later, he met the pastor about his free day and said, "The devil does not take a day off." What the pastor said polite and gently said, "That's why the devil."
The Bible clearly helps us to understand that each of us lives in the world of constraints where our mental capabilities may not be as extensive as they should be, or we are simply emptied emotionally or physically and it is impossible to give more sensitivity and care.
It was not wise for some of us to last for a long time. If you try it in your car, just down the road when you start sloping slightly, you will probably return to it several times, and you will find yourself sitting on the side of the road and wondering what to do.
This can happen to any of us personally. So today, you do not have to spend the whole day, but find moments during the day when you can break down, rest, reflect and renew and face the rest of the day.