Sunday, July 22, 2018
First Presbyterian Church of Far Rockaway
Rest A While
Pastor Rev. Aqueelah Ligonde
The apostles returned and met with Jesus, and told him all they had done and taught. There were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his disciples didn't even have time to eat. So he said to them, "Let us go off by ourselves to some place where we will be alone and you can rest for a while." When Jesus got out of the boat, he saw this large crowd, and his heart was filled with pity for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began to teach them many things.
Mark 6:30-31, 34 GNBDC
Jesus said let's rest. Before you do more. Chill out.
Martha is busy. Mary keeps asking Jesus to tell another story. Martha you are distracted. Chill out girl. It's better to rest.
Are you frazzled? Rest. Take care of yourself. Resting and doing needs balance. Do and Are. Chill out. Time away with Jesus. Be. Be with your spouse.
Take a nap. Did it the next day. Woke up refreshed. Things went well after that. Jesus took a nap. Just be.
Our devices tell us to slow down. Quiet doesn't mean silent. Take a walk on the board walk. Take out the jump rope. Jump.
Breathe once in a while.
When Peace Like A River
It is well with my soul