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Don't Forget to Rest

Good Morning Ekklesia

In Mark 6:31-32, we witness a powerful moment of divine wisdom and compassion from Jesus. In the middle of the bustling crowds and endless demands, Jesus turns to His disciples and says, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” This simple yet profound invitation reveals a vital aspect of our spiritual journey: the necessity of rest.

Jesus, fully aware of the overwhelming needs around Him, knew that His disciples required time away from the chaos to rejuvenate and reconnect with God. This was not an act of neglecting their mission, but rather a strategic pause to ensure they could continue serving effectively. In the same way, we must recognize the importance of stepping away from our busy lives to find solitude with God.

Rest is not just a physical need but a spiritual one. It’s in these quiet moments that we can hear God’s voice more clearly, feel His presence more intimately, and receive His guidance more profoundly. Just as Jesus and His disciples set out by boat to a secluded place, we too need to find our own quiet places—whether it’s a corner in our home, a walk in nature, or a moment of stillness in the morning.

With all going on around us, it’s easy to become consumed by our responsibilities and the constant demands on our time. But Jesus reminds us that rest is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. By prioritizing time alone with God, we replenish our souls and equip ourselves to fulfill our calling with renewed strength and purpose.

So today, let’s accept Jesus’ invitation to retreat into His presence. Let’s find our quiet place, away from the noise and distractions, and rest in His love. For it’s in these sacred moments of stillness that we are restored, refreshed, and ready to continue the journey He has set before us.

LoveUmorethanUknow Pastor Stephän Kirby


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