A Getaway

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.” (Mark 6:31 NIV)

In the Gospel of Mark, one finds that every time Jesus and His disciples wanted to get some rest, a large crowd always followed. Mark notes, “Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed” and “Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat” (Mark 3:7, 20). Today’s passage presents a similar dilemma as well, but it’s not something that we can’t identify with. You take a day–or even a week–off work and someone would call because they need your help with something. If you’re like most people I know, you’ll take that call. However, it’s God’s will that we learn to rest because it’s only after we’ve had time to recuperate that we can get back and do our best.

Taking time to recuperate helps us and everyone else too.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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