Now I know that ‘down under’
the poor folk are suffering winter cold! I felt so sorry for a friend
telling me of temperatures around 19°C!! But as a hardened old Scot, he’s
bred to take it.
Right here in Maybole we are sweltering in temperatures just scraping
20°C! With the children out of school, our holidays must be close. That
means three things: a change of daily routine, a round of family visits
and 10 days in Switzerland!
The nearest thing to a holiday I find in the Bible is Jesus saying to His
Come with me . . . to a quiet place and get some
rest. (Mark 6.31)
Actually, It didn’t work out. Before they knew where they were, crowds of
people surrounded them - and it finished with Jesus preaching all day then
feeding five thousand with a lad’s picnic.
Holidays don’t always work out as we expect - or want. The thing about
Jesus’ and the disciples’ experience, (Mark 6), is that Jesus turned
a disappointment into a miracle! He always can.