Thursday, January 13, 2011
A Resting Place
Mar 10:1 And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.
Interesting wording in this verse. "...and the people resort unto him again;" In the telling of the account, we might have said that the people resorted unto Him again, rather than a present and ongoing tense of the verb.
This seems to give us an open invitation to continue finding Him as our ongoing resort.
The word resort comes from two words which mean to journey unto to assemble with. Sumporeuomai, in the Greek.
When I think of a resort, I envision a special place to get a away to, for the purpose of rest and clearing the mind. It is a place away from the usual struggles and clamor of life. It may be to a cabin in the mountains, or out to a special place at the lake or the sea. It is a get away.
In the case of this verse, this get away was an occasion for Jesus to teach them.
As believers, we need Jesus to be our Sumporeuomai, our resort, our refuge. That strong tower that we can run to for the purpose of clearing our minds of the world and filling our hearts with His Word.
He is always available for such a purpose as this. Find in Him a resting place and resort to Him often.