Recently concluding an Old Testament book I found myself asking the usual question and [to my surprise] adding, “Can it be one of the gospels, please; I need to spend time with Yahshua?” It was a startling moment for me as a deep, unconscious need surfaced in my heart and took me hostage! Since Yahshua is never far from my thoughts and serving Him, loving Him and pleasing Him is the focus of my life I wondered what it could mean.
As I began to read the gospel of Mark I was warmed by the wisdom of Yahshua’s words, the compassion of His heart, the integrity of His convictions and the openness of His love. He never fails to inspire me and quicken my admiration; there are so many things about our Saviour to love and value. I have actually been reading the gospels regularly for almost 60 years and Yahshua is still able to delight and satisfy me. As the decades of my life have mounted up and the world around me has changed beyond belief, I have been amazed how Yahshua is always totally relevant! My need was to revel, once more, in the beauty of His character and to feed my soul with His wisdom and love; and my heart smiles with the inner assurance that He is mine and I am His!
Philippians 3:10 (NASB)
…that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings…