“Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.”
When Jesus disembarked and saw the large crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd.
Every time you retreat to pray, Lord, the people find you. When the disciples returned from their first mission, you invited them to follow your example, but the crowd anticipated your destination and waited for you there. Still, you took pity on them and ministered to them.
I am so blessed to have a quiet room where I can rest in you. Why, at times, do I face so much resistance in giving myself over? Let me welcome this opportunity now, so that when the time for action comes, I will know what you want me to do. Quiet me in you.