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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Today's Verse : Mark 3:14


March 14, 2012

He appointed twelve -- designating them apostles -- that they
might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to
have authority to drive out demons.
-- Mark 3:14

While there are many intriguing and fascinating thoughts in this
short sentence, the one phrase that touches my heart is this one:
"... that they might be with him ...." This reminds me of that
great passage in Acts 4:13: "[T]hey recognized that they had been
with Jesus." Now I know that we can't "be with" Jesus in the same
way the twelve apostles were. But, we do have the four Gospels that
tell his story. When was the last time you sat down and read one
straight through? When was the last time you read a Gospel and
asked Jesus to make himself and his will known you? Why not spend
some time being with Jesus this week!

Holy Father, thank you for the Scriptures. Thank you especially
for the Gospels that tell the story of your Son. Please forgive me
for not spending more time getting to know him better. As I
recommit myself to seek after your Son, please bless me with a
genuine sense of his presence and a clearer knowledge of his will.
In Jesus' holy name I pray. Amen.

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