“Come away with me…”

Here’s another neat story I’ve been saving for you, but I think I can sum it up briefly this time. ;P  (It’s appropriate after yesterday’s 14-inning game, where the Blue Jays finally won!) Here’s betting you’ll be able to guess the author.

He tells about some kids playing baseball (actually it’s a memory of a famous announcer, Ernie Johnson Jr.), and the ball goes out of the park. Two of the boys go out to find it. After waiting for awhile for them to come back, concerned coaches go out to find them, curious players following. There they were, ball & gloves dropped on the ground beside them, enjoying some blackberries! They had “stepped away from the game”.

“How long since you did the same? We need regular recalibrations. Besides, who couldn’t use a few blackberries? But who has time to gather them? You have carpools to run; businesses to run; sales efforts to run; machines, organizations, and budgets to run. You gotta run.

Jesus understands. He knew the frenzy of life. People back-to-backed his calendar with demands. But he also knew how to step away from the game.”

“Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, ‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.‘” (Mark 6:31)

 

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2 Responses to “Come away with me…”

  1. Ken Woodhouse says:

    Hm, today the kids would be using their Blackberries, not eating them! lol
    Now, as for stepping away from the game…I remember in army basic training, many moons ago, a buddy and I used to recalibrate by lying in a field smoking cigarettes while the other recruits were running laps…but I don’t think that’s the kind of example you’re looking for, is it? Other than that, I got nothing! Good reminder though, Cathie.

    • crazycathie says:

      LOL! I dunno, it sure sounds good to me–lying in a field, etc. Even cigarette smoke sometimes smells good to me, only because I was so used to it from others! (Rej used to smoke, and several in my family still do.)

      Thanks!

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