Friday, May 15, 2020

Numbers 26:52-27:23; Proverbs 23:12-35; Luke 1:57-80

Then we went ahead to the ship and sailed to Assos, there intending to take Paul on board; for so he had given orders, intending himself to go on foot. Acts 20:13, NKJV

This journey is about 30 miles. Paul chose to walk it alone. Sometimes we need solitude. Preaching, shepherding, social demands, leadership, opposition and persecution. These things are exhausting. We need to give our all for Christ but we also need times to refresh and recharge. How Paul must have savoured the blessed loneliness of this walk with the Lord—the turquoise waters of the Aegean on one hand and pastoral hills on the other. Are you weary? It is not a sin to take some time alone. —S. McEachern

’Tis so sweet to walk with Jesus, step by step and day by day;
Stepping in His very footprints, walking with Him all the way.—Simpson