When I was a kid and I got into trouble, I usually made it a point to hide somewhere. There was one time when I was in school – I don’t remember what I did but I knew it was bad and I tried to hide from my teacher and my class by sneaking into the school library and hiding between a couple of bookshelves. This wasn’t a smart plan because I loved to read and I was in the library a lot – the librarian knew me very well and knew all of my hiding places. I was found pretty quickly and I soon had to “fess up” to my crime. Mom got a phone call, too. It wasn’t a good day.
What got me thinking about that escapes me but the memory prompted a question. When you find yourself in a tough spot, do you run away, or do you run to God? I like to say the latter, but in reality it is most often the former. That’s too bad, because all throughout the Word we are encouraged to run to God in our times of difficulty. We are to run to Him when we fall, when we are weary, when we are persecuted, when we are lost, anytime. Running away from God never works. Running to Him – that’s where we find peace and rest.
When you find yourself in running mode, use the Lord’s invitation as your compass: “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” If you’re tired of the race, run to the Father.
It’s National Pack Rat Day. What should you throw out, or what do you want someone else to throw out?
Question: What book of the Bible begins with the line, “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked?”