Clear Air

I just returned from a quick three day vacation in Wisconsin. My wife Heather, my daughter Daisy, and I, made the seven hour trip to Pembine, with no problems. We travelled through rain for about a third of the trip, but that soon gave way to clear skies.

I always enjoy going to this part of Wisconsin. For one thing, my parents live there. For another, the scenery is breathe taking. My dad shared with me that a recent air quality report stated that the purest area in the the United States is about 3 miles from where my parents live.

On Friday, I went for a 9.5 mile run. I was a bit concerned because of all of the hills, but I soon discovered that I was able to run with no problems. The air was so clean and crisp. The sky was so blue. 2013-08-24 15.51.50

The scenery was beautiful and the temps were great (the high 40’s).

Getting away was great, because it allowed me to get out of the every day routine and unplug for awhile.

Even Jesus unplugged from time to time. In Mark 1:35 (NASB) we read “In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.” Matthew 14:23 says “After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.”

Jesus saw the need to unplug and get alone with God, and we would do well to do the same. There is something great about getting away.


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