DayBreaks for 7/28/15: Journey to Nowhere
(About five thousand men were there.) But he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” – Luke 9:14 (NIV)
You may know the famous story of Jean Henri Fabre, the French naturalist, and his processional caterpillars. He encountered some of these interesting creatures one day while walking in the woods. They were marching in a long unbroken line front to back, front to back. What fun it would be, Fabre thought, to make a complete ring with these worms and let them march in a circle.
So, Fabre captured enough caterpillars to encircle the rim of a flowerpot. He linked them nose to posterior and started them walking in the closed circle. For days they turned like a perpetual merry-go-round.
Although food was near at hand and accessible, the caterpillars starved to death on an endless march to nowhere.
That seems to be the story of many people today. They are on a march that leads to nowhere. We need to stop for a moment, and sit down in the presence of Jesus.
Have you been on a journey to nowhere? Running around in circles but never getting anywhere except worn out and disillusioned?
Then stop and receive what Christ has to offer you, just as the multitude received the loaves and fish.
PRAYER: Let us sit at your feet today, Jesus, and receive what you have for us this day!! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
© 2015, Galen C. Dalrymple.
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