Here I am in your midst...

Here I am in your midst...

MARK 6:7-13

MARK 6:7-13
Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two
and gave them authority over unclean spirits.
He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick
–no food, no sack, no money in their belts.
They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic.
He said to them,
“Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave from there.
Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you,
leave there and shake the dust off your feet
in testimony against them.”
So they went off and preached repentance.
The Twelve drove out many demons,
and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Real Life

It's 9:00pm and I am home sick with the kids. My husband, poor man, is visiting with his ill grandfather who is in his last stages of life. We are out of clean towels, the baby needs her sheets washed, a mountain of dishes in the sink and I am literally about to fall apart. I need you Lord to enter in here. I am waving the white flag.

Real life is...
Feeling depression and not wanting to get out of bed to be mommy, wife, daughter or anything.

Real life is...
Having the baby smile at you for just that moment that you realize that when you thought you didn't have enough you might be able to keep going.

Real life is...
Feeling guilty about being sick when your husband is mourning the loss of his beloved grandfather.

Real life is...
Knowing that you need Jesus. That this life is just too much for any human person to handle, and that waving the white flag means that you are tired of doing it alone and desperately want the Lord to intervene.

Go ahead and wave your white flag. Give up and give over to Jesus. Let him carry the burden while you rest in His peace and the love of the eternal Father will envelope you and surround your heart with a peace that surpasses all understanding.

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