FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17TH | LUKE 21:37 Chapter 21 of Luke’s Gospel is full of foreboding lessons: Jerusalem and the Temple will be destroyed, the disciples will be persecuted, the signs of the Second Coming will be terrifying and earthshaking. After all this heavy teaching, Jesus slips away from the people to spend the night on the Mount of Olives. Here in Luke, we don’t know if Jesus spends this night praying or sleeping or just sitting in the darkness alone. But there is a clear separation between the work he does during the day and the renewal and replenishment he seeks at night. Holy God, you gave us Jesus as a model of what our lives can and should be like. Help us to follow him in our life’s work and in our need for rest. Help us separate our days and our nights so we can be renewed to serve you to the best of our ability. Amen. These daily devotions are taken from the Presbyterian Outlook Journal. The entire devotional can be found linked below.