They ran throughout the whole area, carrying sick people on mats to wherever they heard he was. Wherever he went—in villages, cities, or the countryside—they brought the sick out to the marketplaces. They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him were healed. –…
aren't we getting close to 40-days and 40-nights?
an encouragement to really live!
here's my take-away from this. Spend more time with your grandchildren (of course) but, also, be like Vollis Simpson.
what it takes is meeting Jesus, then responding to his invitation to live
Living our lives to the fullest in conspicuous joy,
too many people who describe themselves as Christian present the world with regular news bulletins that can hardly be classified as “good” news at all
Believe to the extent that God naturally flows out of you, celebrate like you believe God's promises with all of your heart, love without holding anything back, and demonstrate the kind of enthusiasm for living that God has in creating - you don't have to make anything up, simply tell the story that God has given you new life!"
We are not designed to live genteel, unscathed, comfortable lives. Living at it's best leaves us muddied, bloodied, and satisfied. By the time we're done, we should be - at least figuratively - breathless.