Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Praying with Jesus

In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. And Simon and his companions hunted for him. When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.” He answered, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.”   From Mark 1:29-45

Jesus never let the grass grow under his feet - never stayed long in one place.  He moved around, spreading the message to as many as could hear him.  Coming from the solitude of communion with God, Jesus spread his wings over a nation that hungered for hope and gave them a reason to go on believing.  And Jesus does the same for us - in the long night watches, he comes to us and fills us with love and confidence and a sense of God’s spirit, so that we, too, might know the power found only in God’s love for each of us.