A little inspiration…

December 6, 2010

As Mark rested on the sofa this evening, I asked him how he was doing. He asked me to sit down so that he could tell me a story he knew.
There is an old African legend about a group of baggage carriers who were trekking through the jungle on a safari. Suddenly the men stopped and dropped their burdens from their backs. The men who had hired them turned towards them and demanded to know what they were doing. Why had they stopped? They explained that they had hiked very hard and a very long way that day. It was time for their souls to catch up to them. And so they rested.
Mark said that when he rests, the prayers of all those friends are catching up to him and bringing grace to his soul. Thank you for your prayers and may you find rest tonight.

14 Responses to “A little inspiration…”

  1. Franny Whitcomb Says:

    I receive that. I have been dealing with a cold since Thanksgiving and need some sleep tonight. Love and hugs.

  2. Pam Johns Says:

    Mark’s story, of resting to receive grace, …very inspiring.


  3. We are so glad you are resting!

    Here is a scripture Stephen found for you tonight.
    ” No eye has seen,
    no ear has heard,
    no mind has conceived
    what God has prepared for those who love him. ”

    1 Chorinthians Chap 2 Verse 9

  4. mary sanders Says:

    when it gets dark enough the stars come out & the Lord calls them all by name! THERE ARE TRILLONS TO NAME BUT GOD HAS IT ALTOGETHER THANKFULLY, he doesn’t forget…

  5. Steve Bynum Says:

    What a great story! I am so blessed by it. Mark you are in my continued prayers! God Bless!


  6. On the other hand, dropping some baggage right now sounds like a very good idea. Keep up that Sabbath rest. Love and miss you.

  7. Amy Youngstrom Says:

    Blessed by you, your story and all your friends comments. LOVE the body of Christ!

  8. Marian Hamilton Says:

    LOVED that story, Mark!! BLESSINGS on you both – and for the whole family! Continuing to pray for complete healing… xxMarian

  9. Jennifer Ryan Says:

    What a beautiful story, thank you so much for sharing. I love you both so much and pray that this trying time ends up being a blessing on you both.

    Kristina, thank you so much for the updates. I appreciate your dedication.

  10. Brien R. Butler Says:

    I am just so glad he and you are past the really traumatic part of the ordeal. Please don’t feel like you are ever boring anyone. It brings peace to my heart just to hear you both are having a chance to relax and distress from what you have been through. At this point, boring is good! Grace and Love to you both from our family.

  11. Nancy Thornton Says:

    Dear Mark & Kristina,

    I’m new to Living Streams and don’t know either of you very well yet. However, these blogs have been so wonderful because I feel like I’m getting to know you through them. Your transparency is so inspiring. Thank you.

    Nancy Thornton

    • pastormarkbuckley Says:

      Thank you so much for the encouragement. We look forward to meeting you someday! Blessings on you and your family. ~ Kristina

  12. Ed and Yvette Says:

    Such warmth to our hearts to know that you are both getting some rest.
    The story of the baggage is so timely and so needed, not only for us but we are sure for others.
    Please let us know what you want and not just what you need. Sometimes a late night run for ice cream or chocolate could be what is needed. 🙂
    We love you dearly and continue to pray for healing and restoration.


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