Vacation and vocation

“Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.”  (Mark 6:31)  Holly and I will leave this morning for a few days away.  I am grateful for the renewal that comes with rest.  Vacations, for me, are closely connected to vocation.  (to vacate means “to leave”, vocation comes from a word that means “to listen”)  When I am away, like Elijah, my hope is to hear the “still, small voice” that it not heard in the wind or fire of normal life. (Read 1 Kings 19–one of my favorite scripture stories)  As strange as it may sound, being away from you will not mean that I do not think of you.  Actually,  I will pray for you often , and with more insight.  Thank you for the opportunity to be in your life.  Thank you for your prayers on our behalf.  I will see you after the 4th.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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