I was warned when I started blogging about writing posts that were too long. Shorter posts stand a better chance of being read. Well, I’ve recently been trying to get our youth involved in some online discussion on their Facebook page. I tossed out what I hope will be conversation starters, and realize that I don’t have to say everything I know in order for a post to be good. Here’s an example, titled Jesus Read the Bible and Prayed:
We know from the New Testament that Jesus was frequently found in the temple and synagogue reading the Hebrew scrolls. He is the Word of God, and he also read the Word of God. Jesus also spent serious time in prayer. Not just reciting the Lord’s Prayer, but we might say Jesus was hardcore in his prayer time. He often got up well before sunrise to pray, and on occasion prayed all night ’till sunrise. In Gethsemane, he prayed until Luke says his sweat was like great drops of blood.
Sometimes we get the mistaken notion that the closer we get to God, the less we need to pray. The opposite seems to be true; you can’t get closer than Jesus.