Friday, June 13, 2014

Flashback Friday by Martin Wiles

WELCOME TO FLASHBACK FRIDAY...BECAUSE WE BELIEVE EVERY DEVOTION DESERVES MORE THAN ONE CHANCE. 

Running From God by Martin Wiles

My daughter ran for about six years and developed exercise induced asthma. I did it for one and acquired shin splints and bad knees. We even ran some 5Ks together, but she finished and was rested long before I glimpsed the finish lines. She was good enough to compete; I just did it for better health and the high. But at least I got the direction right. 
John Mark-author of the gospel of Mark, wasn’t as fortunate. He had a habit of running in the wrong direction. Following Jesus’ arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, a young man wrapped in linen cloth followed at a distance. When Jesus’ arresters grabbed him, he disrobed and ran away naked. Tradition says it was John Mark. 
Mark accompanied Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey but ran from them too. Read more...

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