Experience silence in the midst of your busy day. Take some time to relax into a time to be with God.
Mark 1:29-34 (NRSV)
As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.
That evening, at sunset, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.
We are all broken and in need of the healing only Jesus can give. We may be afraid to approach Jesus face to face lest he judge and condemn us. We may be praying for the healing of a loved one in our family knowing we need to be bold when approaching God because the sickness is killing us or even killing our loved one literally. Whatever our brokenness is, we can always approach God with an attitude of faith because unlike others who might reject us and turn us away, Jesus is always ready to gather us in his arms and bless us.
O God, I am always rushing here and there so much that I do not take the time to care for myself. I know that this is not your will for my life. As you have said in your scripture “Come to me all who labor and are heavy-ladened and I will give you rest.” Allow me to do so without feeling guilty or lazy, but with a grateful heart. Help me to model to others what you wish for us all—the peace that passes all understanding. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Go with God!