Prayer as rest

“In the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out to a lonely place and there he prayed”. (Mark 1:35) Jesus taught us to pray as much by his example as by his words.  Mark records a vivid picture of Christ’s first day of ministry in Capernaum.  It was a busy day, crowded with human need.  He teaches.  He heals a man.  He goes to Peter’s home and heals his mother in law.  There is almost no time to rest.  Then, as night falls, he is beseiged by a new crowd of new needs.  How did he restore His energy?  A few hours of sleep and then up to be quiet with the Father.  Prayer was Christ’s refreshment after toil.  It was His rest.  It was His renewal.  All of us who have busy and stressful days ought to learn a lesson from our Savior.  “He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul”

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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