Even the disciples’ holidays were interrupted in those years – yet we do not feel sorry for them. Have the words of Jesus in verse 50 ever spoken to you and given renewed heart? This is a testimony to share with others.
“Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them.”
“And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized him and ran about the whole region and began to bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard he was.”
They ran to Jesus!
People ran about the countryside, telling people about Jesus, bringing people to Jesus.
How wonderful this is!
And so we ask – Do we run to Jesus; Do we implore others to run to Him?
He is the only one that can save us, the only one that can bring us lasting and true peace, the only one that can show us real hope, steadfast love and faithfulness.
This is Jesus!
Let’s be encouraged to take every opportunity to point people to Him, to encourage those we meet to run to Jesus.
And let us in ourselves never stop running to Him – Away from the world, to our Saviour.
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!
* Father God,
We run to You, to Your Son, into Your arms.
Please let us find rest in the shadow of Your wings, in the shelter of Your everlasting arms.