Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Devotion 2.17.16

February 17        “My Peace I Give to You” (John 14:27) 
“So many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat” (Mark 6:31). How much truer in our digital age! You can “eat on the run” but is your busy-ness crowding out time for deep Lenten reflection, from moving past regret to the blessings of repentance? 
“In repentance and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength” (Isaiah 30:15). 
“He said to them, ‘Come with Me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.’” 
Our lives can get out of control! When Jesus tried to get some rest, needy crowds interrupted His plans. When the pace of life becomes too fast, how do we find rest? The short answer is not always by changing our pace, but by turning toward Jesus amidst the busy-ness. It’s not solitude that gives peace but Jesus. That’s the topic for today’s midweek worship. CTRL+ALT+DEL: “Only Jesus can impart balm to heal the wounded heart, peace that flows from sin forgiv’n… (LSB 611, 3). Please join us! 
CTRL+ALT+DEL:  “Come with Me.” O Lamb of God, I come, I come. Amen.

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