Come away, quiet time, rest

Come Away, My Beloved

This blog was orginally posted in September,2011

My sweet hubby and I were blessed to be able to get away this weekend. We didn’t know how badly we needed to get away until we got here. Because of his illnesses, my sleep – or the lack thereof – his sleep – or the lack thereof – my schedule, my new business, on and on ad naseum, we are lucky some days to see each other for an hour. So we’ve come away for a few days to spend time together, to talk, to pray, to sleep late – well, at least he can sleep late, to laugh together – all the things that we love to do together and yet we’ve allowed LIFE to control what we do.

All of us need to get away sometimes – married couples, friends, or by ourselves. It is a time to rest, refresh and rejuvenate. It’s a time to get to know one another again, or to get yourself again. It is a time to renew your relationship with God, or to take that relationship to a deeper level.

Jesus knew the importance of getting away. After ministering to crowds, he would go away to spend time with His Father, to pray, to listen to His Father, to refresh and renew.

God knows the importance of getting away. In the eighth chapter of the Song of Solomon, He says to His Beloved (the church) “Come away, My Beloved.” He wants us to take time away from our busy schedules, from LIFE, and sit in a quiet place and talk with him.  He is not asking us to leave town – although at times that is necessary – but just to find a quiet  place to “get away” for a while. It can be your porch, a local park, perhaps even a quiet room at your church.

“Come away my beloved,” He asks of you. What’s holding you back?

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