Our St Chrysostom’s 31 day Bible guide continues. Here is today’s short Bible verse, followed by a couple of questions, then we see the Bible passage the verse comes from and offer further thought or prayer.
January 3rd: Today’s Bible verse
In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. Mark 1.35
How do you find peace and quiet in the hustle and bustle of daily life? How can you make sure your life has regular times of peace?
Jesus needed time for quiet and prayer.
In the busyness of our world we all need such times. Where can we find such times?
Sunday is traditionally a day of rest. Can you mark this in a special way?
Here is the Bible passage today’s verse comes from: Mark 1.29-38
As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.
That evening, at sunset, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.
In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. And Simon and his companions hunted for him. When they found him, they said to him, ‘Everyone is searching for you.’ He answered, ‘Let us go on to the neighbouring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.’
A Prayer – be still and silent for a while
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of Thy peace.