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A quiet place

“…Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31 (NIV)

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My rest is in Jesus

My strength and my song,

No matter the workload—

The day short or long.

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He settles my heart

Before the task,

Refills the tank—

If I but ask.

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Alone with him

Is surely ideal,

A chance to recoup—

Restore and heal.

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Time with Jesus

In a quiet place,

Prepares the heart—

For the hectic race.

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Arms wide open

“…no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” Psalm 84:11

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What if I miss

the good he brings

because I’m not worthy

to receive such things?

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It’s not about

my worthiness

but a sacrifice given

that washed me blameless.

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I don’t want to miss out on any good you want to send my way! Yet, I don’t feel blameless—I’m human. I sin. Yet, you forgive. You restore. You make white as snow. You bore my blame on the cross and labeled me blameless. That’s how you see me. Amazing.

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I accept what you’ve done and hold arms wide open to accept the good.


He restores

“…If any of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” *John 8:8

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One by one the accusers of the lady caught in adultery left the scene. Jesus was the only one with the right to pass judgment on her because He was the only one without sin.

But He didn’t condemn her. Instead, He sent her on her way. He didn’t condone what she had been doing, but told her to leave her “life of sin.”

The only one with the right to accuse, doesn’t. He restores.

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He offers forgiveness—

grace without end.

He becomes redeemer,

defender and friend.

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Compassion, mercy and love

He pours out.

Condemnation is not

what He’s about.

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Jesus, restorer

of downcast soul,

does not accuse, but gently

makes whole.

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photo and poem by Patty Perkins

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*The One Year Bible, May 14, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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Fly again

“Who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103:5*

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Could it be He knows

where I’ll be most blessed,

Trusting in His care—

Settled in His rest?

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Could it be that He has good

Waiting in His hand,

Good that will renew—

‘Cause me to fly again?

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poem and photo by Patty Perkins

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*The One Year Bible, NIV, May 2, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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Come with Me

Mark 6:31 “…Come with me, by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” (NIV)*

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Time with Jesus

Restores the soul

Repairs the body

Returns to whole.

Life gets busy

Even with good

Come with Me

Rest, if you would.

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poem by Patty Perkins

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May your weekend be…restful.

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.