When God said you just sit....

December 25, 2008 6:34pm CST
Sit here while I go over there and pray (Matthew 26:36) it is a very difficult thing to be kept in the background during a time of crisis. in the Garden of Gethsemane, eight of the eleven remaining disciples were left behind to do nothing. when Jesus went ahead to pray, Peter, James, and John went with Him to watch, but the rest sat down to wait. i believe that the ones left behind must have complained. they were in the garden, but that was all, for they had no part in the cultivation of its flowers. it was a stormy time of crisis and great stress, yet they were not allowed to participate. However, Jesus is delighted by the sight of themm for through their mere fragrance and beauty, they have brought Him joy. and just their existence and the preservation of their loveliness in the valley that has lifted the Master's heart. so you need not complain if you are one of these flowers! -streams in the dessert
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