Rest A While

Jesus serves the multitude, healing, feeding, teaching, but then he goes away to rest.

The Apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. He said to them “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” Mark 6

The greatest mystery about rest is that the opportunity for such has almost nothing to do with our outward circumstances. Rest is a state of mind. Detachment from outcomes.

You spread the table before me
in the sight of my foes. Psalm 23

Never wait for life circumstances to be perfect to rest. Rest now. God is with you, surrounding you, protecting you from your enemies, from the darkness that pretends it can overwhelm you. Turn your eyes to the mysterious, invisible reality. God is with you.