Sunday Morning – August 2, 2009

The Other Side of the Hedge

Taking our text from Matthew’s account of what took place in the Garden of Gethsemane, we contrasted it with the single verse account given by John, the one who was there and should have offered us the ‘richly detailed’ account at least on par with Matthew’s. But, we see that when Jesus left them and went on to pray, they fell asleep.

But it appears that not everyone slept. On the other side of the hedge, it seems that some of the disciples were watching and perhaps wishing that they could have been given the chance to go a little farther with the Master.

Lord, don’t ever let us forget that going on with you is never a right… but a privilege. And if we ever begin to take it for granted, there may be some person on the other side of the hedge who would give anything to enjoy the privilege that I’ve been given. As Revelations 3 cautions us, “Hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.”

I’m glad to be on this side of the hedge and so thankful for the privilege of walking and having such fellowship with my Master! (08/02/09)

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