"The apostles gathered together with Jesus; and they reported to Him all that they had done and taught. And He said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while." (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.) They went away in the boat to a secluded place by themselves." Mark 6:30-32
Beloved, not only did the Lord rest from his labors from time to time (being fully human as well as fully God), he also advocated that his followers do so as well. It is wise to take time to rest, reflect and spiritually recharge.
For the next week and a half or so, my wife Michelle, my daughter Paris and I will enjoy a well needed vacation and rest from our labors. In fact we will be joining several families from our fellowship on what we have come to call the St. Louis Area Family Gospel Cruise (so in keeping with the scripture, we actually will be going away on a boat). We look forward to this time of fun, fellowship and family and solicit your prayers for our safe travel, stay and return.
My constant encouragement to you is to stay in your word and seek the face of the Lord daily through prayer and study. Blessings to all who read these words. I look forward to renewed sharing with you soon.
Rejoicing in the Lord,
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