"The Family is one of Nature's Masterpieces"
Rest and Refocus
Did Jesus take time to rest from his busy ministry? I love how Jesus explains his needs to find rest and refocus. In Mark 6:30-32 we have the account where Jesus had to get away from the crowds for awhile and rest. Jesus and the disciples were so busy they did not even have time to eat. They jumped in a boat and looked for a desolate place.
The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves.
Have you ever noticed how when you are on a mission, it's easy to take our eyes off Jesus and we begin to focus on our task and I think that Jesus really wanted to teach his disciples to focus and shift their attention from activity to relationships.
It never ceases to amaze me how fast time goes. This next week we plan to drive to a desolate place with the family and jump into a boat and go fishing.
These are some of the things that I want to remember about summer time:
fingerprints on windows and door
baby books and blankets
early morning baby cries
swinging high into the sky
flips flops at the front entrance
sprinklers and bathing suits
marshmallows and campfires
spiders and bats
rollkuchen and watermelon
shorts and t-shirts
rompers and diapers
berries squishing between the toes
ice cream dripping off their chins
splashing in puddles
How do you wish to refocus?