The world is a busy place. There is so much to see and do, to accomplish and conquer, that sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by it all. A typical day in the life of the average person involves non-stop movement from the moment your eyes pop open in the morning until late at night when you finally fall exhausted in your bed, and even that’s not a guarantee that you’ll find some much needed rest.
Humanity, as a whole, is plugged in and online 24/7. We have gadgets and gizmos galore, from the latest cell phone to the best computer money can buy, and every one of them is clamoring for our attention. With all of these demands on our time and attention it’s no wonder that we can’t seem to find any rest.
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired. Not just physically tired, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually drained as well. There are days when it’s hard to get out of bed simply because it feels like I just went to bed an hour ago! And then I get cranky, and whiny, and most definitely not at my best. And it’s in these moments that I have to remember something important.
Jesus said in Mark 6:31 – “…come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
Jesus took time to rest.
And let’s face it, He was busier than I could ever dream of being! And yet, he
found, no, made the effort to carve out time to rest because He knew that was the only way He could continue to function at His best. He needed to spend quality time with His daddy, time to unwind from the stresses of the day, and just rest.
Solitude and time for reflection is beneficial for each of us, so to be the best person we can be, sometimes we need to turn it all off and rest our minds for a little while. We simply need to “unplug” and let God recharge our batteries.