So if you're feeling a bit tired and weary, know that you're not alone. Take some time to get quiet, be still and steady yourself. Plug back into your Lifeline--your Power source. If you haven't read the blog "Plug In, Turn On, Tune In," check it out or read this one that talks about sleep and rest.
Multiple times during the busy-ness of his schedule, He "stole away from the crowd and went alone to pray." The Bible also says, "very early in the morning, He got up to pray." Jesus didn't do this a few times, but it says He did this often--that means on a regular basis. He plugged in to His Lifeline before He ran out. We need to do the same. Note: I'm totally preaching to myself here.
And don't fool yourself and think busy-ness and exhaustion are a 21st century phenomena. These guys have been around for millennia. Jesus, aware of this trap, told the people, "Come to me all who are weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest."
That rest is free. All we have to do is come. We lay our heavy backpacks at his feet and in exchange we get peace and rest. What a deal! I think I'll have some of that please! What about you? You don't have to go at it alone. Take 5 minutes, quiet yourself, plug in, ask and receive the REST He has to give you.
Scripture referenced: Mark 1:35, Luke 5:16, Matthew 14:23 & 11:28.