Hold your sheet well

“Then all his disciples deserted him and ran away. One young man following behind was clothed only in a long linen shirt. When the mob tried to grab him, he slipped out of his shirt and ran away naked.

(Mark 14:50-52 NTL)

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How many times we have moved away and Jesus has fled? This rejection is not necessarily obvious, we can move away from so-subtle ways when we realize that we have thrown in the way to that which covered “our shame”

It is no secret that what separates us from God is sin; to allow it to permeate our lives so blatant or subtle, and let it take control of our thoughts, behavior and emotions, it is then when we run and walk away  from Jesus. Moving away from the Lord and let sin rule over us, we do get to the point of losing the shame, throwing everything that has been of value to us and protecting us.

Fortunately, the biblical story does not end with the flight of the disciples, Not! Later we are told that none of those who fled was lost; remember that Judas was among those who fled as he was with those who arrested Jesus. The eleven who fled returned, were restored, transformed, filled with the Holy Spirit and used wonderfully in expanding the kingdom of God. So there is hope for those who are still away!

What about you? Do you keep running away or have already come back to the Lord?

© CAYADO Consulting – July 2013 

Posted on July 26, 2013, in Mark and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The blessing is regardless of where we go or what we do, we cannot escape the Lord – He is always right there waiting for us. Here is my favorite passage on this:
    Psalm 139:7-10
    Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
    8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
    9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
    10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast

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