June 24, 2008

Jesus does come to us through the storms people face.  And its true that he is often most visible and most welcome during those times.  But Jesus is there at other times as well, we just aren’t always on the lookout.

Jesus often spent time looking for the presence of the Father.  He was seeking what he needed to be able to stand all the pressure that would be coming his way.  On a couple of occasions Jesus fed thousands of people but then he had to go and feed himself, not with food for his body but with food for his soul.  Jesus needed time alone with God to pray and seek God’s presence.

I often need to remember that.  Sometimes there is so much noise, so much gloom, so many people face so many problems, and if not for the time spent seeking food for the soul there is no way that any of us could find Jesus in the storms.

Peace

Jim

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