We All Need Time Alone with God
"Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray." - Mark 6:45-46
It’s true that most of our days and nights are full of activity. Whether it’s work, taking care of kids, sports, or family, we just don’t seem to have enough time to get it all done. Well, read this story:
He was exhausted, completely worn out from dealing with people and their problems. What He needed was a rest. He got away to spend some time alone with God. When He did, His spirit was renewed and refreshed. When the crowds came, He was able to respond, to care for them and meet their needs.
His name was Jesus Christ, and He was the busiest man who ever lived. He accomplished more than anyone did before or since His time here.
So, while we do live in a very fast-paced world with great demands on our time, I doubt that any of us has ever been busier than Jesus was when He walked on this earth. Why not learn from Him when you’re frazzled, exhausted, and burned out? Take some time to be with God. If Jesus needed some time alone with God, surely we do, as well.