Today is Friday!
It’s my last day to work and you will not hear from me again.
Well, at least for a week because I am going on vacation.
That’s a secret that I haven’t even told my wife.
Or perhaps I should say that it is a surprise that I haven’t told my wife.
Maybe I don’t know myself but I do have a plan in a general direction.
We will probably do some geocaching so we will just follow the needle, a caching term for going the way the gps is pointing.
Will we have fun?
That is entirely up to us.
We can make the best of it or we can moan and groan about it.
(Gee, if I wanted to moan and groan I could have stayed at work.)
It tried to Google “origin of the vacation” but all it gives me is places and packages for a vacation to begin.
Some of them really looked good too!
I have no idea how the idea of a vacation began but I am thankful that it did.
From history we know that many people worked 6 or even 7 days in an agrarian society.
Once the industrial revolution began it was usually 6 days and 12 or more hours a day.
That would wear a body out.
Did Jesus take a vacation?
Not a week in the Bahamas or at a mountainside resort but He often went off by Himself or stayed with friends.
Regardless, He was doing the Father’s business wherever He went.
TODAYS BIBLE READING
When Jesus heard it, He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself . But when the multitudes heard it, they followed Him on foot from the cities. And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.”
But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”
He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away.
And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray.