Alone with Jesus - A

Soul Snack 9/168 ... Alone with Jesus - A

Deliverance, healings and preaching had wearied these dishevelled disciples. Success had lifted their spirits while work had wearied their bodies. Wisely they returned to Jesus. After work then comes withdrawal with Jesus.

For refreshment and repair they left with Jesus to a desired seclusion. These robust men required rest.

When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew by themselves ... Lk 9:10

Alone with Jesus, heaven scented refreshment is received.

Alone with Jesus I will receive the call to higher and harder living.

Alone with Jesus I see the thorn pierced scalp, I hear the cries from the Cross and smell the bleeding hands.

Alone with Jesus my stillness and silence is shattered with forgiveness, the gasp of release and the eternal blessing of understanding.

Alone with Jesus I realise, He still knows that I commit sins that I still don't know.

Alone with Jesus I learn anew that He still won't even hold those sins against me!

Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."... (Lk 23:34a)