Business and Calm

Mark 6:31 - 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.”

Do you see yourself in this passage?

Perhaps you are so busy with your life, you can’t even catch a break to eat. The disciples were telling Jesus of the many, many things they had done. There were so many people around that that the apostles didn’t even get a break to eat. Jesus then tells them to come with Him to get some rest.

Do you have someone to tell you to rest? If not, Jesus is telling you right here. When life gets hectic, and it will, sometimes some rest is just what we need to recharge.

Read the passage again and feel the contrast between the business of the disciples and the calmness that Jesus is presenting to them. Then, spend some time in prayer asking Jesus to reveal how you might rest today. Remember, Jesus is encouraging you to rest. It’s a good thing.