In this chapter of our book, Jonathan encourages us to take a plunge. He laid out a beautiful description of us taking a hike and getting hot, sweaty, and exhausted. As he described how dry and cracked our lips were and the feeling of dizziness that was coming, I could almost feel the plunge in the cool water of the crystal clear pool he led us to. As the swim began to cool down our body, I could feel the restoration of power and a new enthusiasm about the hike. Most importantly, I could sense the change in my brain as I went from being discouraged to exhilarated! It focus is often drained and we lose our zest for life. We can at times find something to plunge into making our hike a bit more interesting and fun, but it doesn’t seem to last….
“The mission that started in the Nazareth synagogue is the mission we are about today. The way Jesus would impact His barren culture is the way we are to impact ours. His mission of mercy of mercy is to be our focus too.” (page 19) As we take the plunge together in this book, I am excited about the change of focus and heart this is going to come. Are you ready? Are you ready to accept the invitation to make His mission your mission? Are you ready to make His rest your rest?
1.) How does Jesus’ mission speak to our deepest needs, to what He wants to do in us and through us for our world?
2.) “Jesus is the answer”. What does this mean in your life?
Please answer the 2 answers above in the comment section below.