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HOW BUSY ARE YOU? An important question because, during the month of August it’s either baseball or football or family gatherings or school shopping or preparation for college or time apart for quiet meditation or spiritual retreats and; the list could be endless. So, how busy are you?

As busy as you may be, please remember to emulate our CREATOR for whom a Sabbaths’ Day Rest was necessary according to Genesis 2:2, “... so on the seventh day, God rested.”

As busy as you may be, please remember to follow the example of our REDEEMER for whom time apart for prayers was a must. This discipline of Jesus is found recorded in no less than twenty-seven verses through the gospel narratives such as Luke 5:16, “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”

As busy as you may be, please remember the presence of our ADVOCATE residing within you and of whom the scripture says in 1 John 4:4 as the writer caution believers about false teachers: You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater the one who is in the world.”

How busy are you? Friends, in your busy business moments, please find time to be a Witness to Someone, Somewhere, Somehow.

In the words of Ina D. Ogden:

Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do
Do not wait to shed your light afar
To the many duties ever near you now be true
Brighten the Corner where you are.
         Brighten the corner where you are!
         Brighten the corner where you are!
         Someone far from harbor you may guide across the bar;
         Brighten the corner where you are!

The Good News is that You possess the gifts and graces to brighten someone’s journey. Divine Blessings as you brighten the corner where you are! Amen.