“Be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai and present yourself there to me, on the top of the mountain…” – Exodus 34:2
Looking back over the past few days, leading the pastors’ retreat together (see “Times of Refreshing,” and “Rest, Reconciliation, and Restoration on Emerald Isle“) turned out to be the perfect way to start our summer vacation. It was a transition point, where we continued in the “working, leading, teaching, preaching” vein… but also overlapping with vacation by doing all those work things on a barrier island, far away from the routine.
The retreat effectively launched our vacation in an intentionally spiritual context. The first days were about encouraging others in their journey as followers of Jesus, and so we arrived here on the ocean side of Emerald Isle (just four miles from the retreat center), already “resting”…
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