The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
I will be the first to plead guilty! Doing everything I can put my hands on, trying to beat deadlines, trying to change the world, name it!
The disciples are not any different, they are so excited about their achievements in the ministry and can’t wait to take on the next assignment! But Jesus knows they need some rest…In fact there is so much ministry waiting for them on the other side! While we are trying to do as much as we can, sometimes thinking this is the one moment to make it! We end up crashing even without noticing.
One of my leaders told us, ‘ you found ministry here , you will leave it here and it will continue without you!’ The same applies to just about everything we do, parenting, working out, studying, building relationships etc…while we are trying to better everybody else including our children and loved ones, we need to take care of ourselves so we can better serve, love and make the impact we so desire to.
One of the of the translations puts it this way, ‘ Jesus told them, Come with me to a quiet place and rest!
Today, please take some time and rest in Jesus.