It is a strange silence. Most scholars find no report of any activity of the Lord on Wednesday of the last week. Was it a “day off”? For Jesus? For the disciples? Did they rest? Did they pray? Likely. Rest for the believer is not a luxury. It is a necessity. One of the ways to “get your job done” is to “get away from it” so as to find renewal of body and soul. This will not be the first time Jesus has exampled this wisdom for us. “Early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus arose and went out to a lonely place where He prayed”. (Mark 1:35) “He awakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to listen as a disciple”. (Isaiah 50:4). In preparation for our service to God, may He give us the wisdom to find rest.