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Shalom…Larry Link

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Posted: October 13th, 2014

“Ever go trout fishing?” Trout are interesting creatures. They seem to thrive in the currents of the streams where millions of folks go to fish for them. But if you study the trout, they frequently swim away from the hectic, demanding, and sometimes overwhelming currents to go away to the deep, quiet places in those same streams. They go away to restore, replenish, revive, re-create, refresh…you get the message. They go away for rest. In Tuesday’s reading this week, we’re told that Jesus frequently did the same thing. Recorded in Mark 1:35, “In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed.” The trout instinctively know that they must do that in order to return to the demands of the current. Jesus knew he needed this to restore and refresh and revive…why can’t we learn from these examples? God designed us to live our lives like this…”Remember the Sabbath, and keep it holy”…and God modeled this for us in the beginning,“…and on the seventh day, He rested.” Do you ever “go away to a deserted place to pray”? What about right now?