Why are you running?

Series: We Are TPCC | Week 3: Healthy

Mark 5:21-24
“Jesus got into the boat again and went back to the other side of the lake, where a large crowd gathered around Him on the shore. Then a leader of the local synagogue, whose name was Jairus, arrived. When he saw Jesus, he fell at His feet, pleading fervently with Him. ‘My little daughter is dying,’ he said. ‘Please come and lay your hands on her; heal her so she can live.’ Jesus went with him, and all the people followed, crowding around Him.”

Jesus began His ministry when He was 30 years old and went to the cross just three years later. He didn’t have what we would consider an abundance of time to complete the work His Father sent Him to do on Earth. But notice twice in these verses alone that a large crowd gathers around Jesus. His entire ministry was accomplished at a pace that allowed others to follow and press in around Him. Jesus never ran. He walked.

Respond in Prayer
Spend a few minutes alone with God, considering the pace of your daily life. If you find yourself running or frantic, dig a little deeper. Your pace is usually an indicator you may be running away from or running to something. Are you running to a sense of self-worth, love or acceptance that nothing on earth can truly give you? Or are you running from an insecurity, an old wound you don’t want to address or even boredom? Ask God to help you do the hard work of digging deeper, to help you put away the distractions this world so readily offers, and to not allow you to settle for a mediocre version of the life He intends for you.

For Families with Kids at Home
Today, slow down and spend some time talking with your kids about how they are doing. It can be easy to assume they are fine if they aren’t acting out or coming to you with a problem. Then, spend time praying for them and talking to God about things they shared.