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By Pat Estes
Odessa Community Ministerial Association 

What do you do when you are free to do anything?

Series: Pastors Corner | Story 2

Last updated 7/24/2019 at 3:55pm

Mark, Chapter 14, tells us of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane just before his betrayal by Judas into the hands of the crowd bent on killing him. He had gone, “a stone’s throw away” to pray to the Father, leaving the disciples to watch and pray. When he returns and finds them sleeping, He says “could you not watch one hour?”

This quote reminds me of how easy it is to let the desire for recreation, or sleep, intrude on our Sunday worship, especially in the summer. That hour or two in worship can look like a huge hole in our plans!

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