Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge.There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
Approaching His destination brings a sigh of relief. Rest is near. The aroma drifting off the Sea of Galilee rejuvenates His soul. Peace and quiet call to Jesus, even if for a moment. His weary body feels the effects of the miles traveled. Looking down at His feet, He notices His swollen ankles. All of a sudden, He sees the source of the sharp pain in his feet. The bulging blisters seem to awaken every nerve in His body. He seeks a solitary resting spot. Finding a place for the night brings relief. Using a rock for a pillow, Jesus is lulled by the sound of the shoreline. He begins praying, Father, I need some time alone with you! Time to be refreshed. This throng of people is draining me... physically, mentally and spiritually. I am tired and my spirit needs replenishing. Closing his eyes, Jesus experiences a sweet union with His Father.
Jesus awakes as a dim light peeks over the horizon. He craves quiet time with His Father. The Sea of Galilee brings Him comfort. Strolling along the shore, memories roll in like the waves of the sea. A smile appears as he recalls meeting His first disciples in this very place. Encouragement overwhelms Him.
The crisp breeze gently blows through His cloak. Jesus scans the beauty before Him. His mind lingers back to the days of creation. His eyes catch a glimpse of the sun casting its image on the surface of the water. Oh, a picturesque moment to behold. Immediately, He recalls His prayer from the night before. He knows His Father is reminding Him of their time together when they created the universe. God begins speaking,
Good Morning, My Son. I miss You. You will be with Me soon sitting at My right hand. You are doing a wonderful job. Keep it up! I can't wait for Your return home. But first You have work to accomplish. Continue listening to Me every minute and I will give You the words to speak. I love You!With hands raised and tears flowing Jesus quotes Psalm 19:5-6...
In the heavens He has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to run its race.
Its rising is from one end of heaven, and its circuit to the other end;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
A hush comes over the sea. In that moment He experiences a tender touch. An answered prayer. A refreshment without words. United as one.
Are you in need of replenishing your walk with the Lord? Are you tired, worn out and weary? Ask God for refreshment. Recognize the times throughout your day He is giving you a touch of encouragement. And remember... The heavens declare the glory of the Lord!
- Newest Retreat Theme... "Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend" Leaving a Godly Legacy for the next generation. This retreat features my daughter, Carly Jo, and I as the featured speakers. This is a fun, inviting and encouraging retreat for all women!
- Need a little parenting encouragement? Blessings flow when I think of all God has done and continues to do...
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