Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pack Lightly

My boy is coming to the end of his school year at a Technical School and has won the right to travel to a State Competition this week. As we tried to find the right bag he decided on a small bag and wanted to pack lightly. I ~on the other hand ~never pack light. I just can't do it~ I have tried. I never can decide on an outfit for any given day and need to keep my options open. This always makes for a stressful packing time~ cumbersome traveling and even worse is the unpacking when I return from my travels. You think I would get this figured out.

Mark 6:8King James Version 

 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:

This verse is talking about the disciples going on a trip with Jesus. They were to take no scrip~ that means a substitute for legal tender, no bread, and no money. Wow,~ talk about panic. When I travel I take baby wipes, medicine, snacks, something to read, my debit card and cash too. I have to have lots of clothes and the right shoes. Yet~ they were to go with Jesus on this journey and just trust Him to meet all their provisions. I would have thrown a tantrum and stayed home. What about you?

I am reminded how foolish I am to hang on to that which can be taken away. Jesus Christ can meet all our needs. As we travel this journey may we hold loosely to those things that can be taken away at a moment's notice and hold tightly to the One who keeps His promise?



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