Luke 9: 1-5
When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal those who were ill. He told them: ‘Take nothing for the journey – no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.’ So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.
I'm really getting the hang of this.
The restless itch in us
can only be scratched
by staying on the road.
By not getting too settled.
By always being ready to move on
to wherever and whatever
you want for us next.
A journey of discoveries
that keeps us on the move.
So what do you mean
when you tell us to "Be still"?
Can we really keep on moving
and yet know a stillness in our Spirit?
Can we really be restless
and yet still at the same time?
God show me how
to keep on journeying
and yet remain fixed in you,
O God of restlessness and stillness.
Liz Crumlish, Castlehill Parish Church, Ayr