Grace United Methodist Church
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Reaching people with the love and teachings of Jesus Christ

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Paul Hahm

Hello Friends,

I hope everyone had a good summer filled with fun, family, friends, and travels. If you’re like me excitement of the summer doesn’t necessarily equate with rest and relaxation. So, I enter into the busyness of the fall season, I’ve been thinking about spiritual, emotional, and physical self-care.

We often equate Jesus with his superhuman deeds but in Luke 5:16 it says, “But [Jesus] would withdraw to deserted places and pray.” Although there were always more people to heal, sermons to preach, people to feed, and ministry to be done, Jesus found a healthy balance of work and withdrawal that worked for him.

How often do we retreat to deserted places to be alone and spend time with God in prayer and reflection? My guess is, not enough. This fall we’ll spend time examining best self-care practices from the life of Jesus and other places in scripture.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Paul