This weekend has already been refreshing. I have known for a few months that I needed a weekend away. I finally got it. I cannot begin to tell you how nice it is for no one here to know me. They have better things to do with their life than talk about me and my family. No one here knows I’m a pastor, so I will not be so likely to be bombarded with cries for help. I will savor every moment while it lasts.
Even Jesus needed a change of scenery. After He was bombarded with all these requests for healing and help, He had to get away from the crowd to pray. I, being much weaker than Jesus, need it so much more.
I challenge you to go somewhere away from the noise and just be with Jesus. See Him in the changing of the leaves. Hear Him in the soft breeze. As someone recently told me, “Just be present.” Savor the moment rather than planning the next thing or letting your mind wander.
For now, I will make short-term changes of scenery. One day, I will look forward to a permanent change of scenery. I am not in a hurry to get there, but I know that I will think of nothing else when I see my Savior face to face. The troubles of this life will be no more. Hallelujah!