Mark 6:31 (ESV)
And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.
Isn’t it interesting how God gets ahold of us sometimes. I was scrolling through some articles while waiting in the Doctor office I was reading said, "Jet fighters take off land and are stored on deck."
As I reread it I thought "That doesn't make sense" I thought. My knowledge of such ships is limited, but I do know that they are called aircraft carriers for a reason! I went back and reread the sentence. "Jet fighters take off, land and are stored on deck." Aha! Now the sentence was clear. I had missed the comma!
Some of us are missing many commas in our lives. We are scurrying around with our Smartphone, a daytimer, and a calendar full to the brim. Our lives don't seem to make sense. We take precious little time to wonder about life's meaning and ponder God's purpose for our life. Then we ask why God has not spoken into our lives. His answers will become clear when we add some "commas" to our busy spaces.
Dear Lord, help us take the time to examine our schedules through Your eyes, and then, Lord, give us the courage to cross out the extras and replace them with some "commas". In Jesus' name, Amen.