A Quiet Place to Rest

by Andrew Forrest

The miracle is so striking that it’s easy to overlook what happens right before:

30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. 

Mark 6:30-32 [emphasis added]

I love that: “Come with me…to a quiet place and get some rest.”

What happens next is that the disciples are followed by the crowd, whom Jesus miraculously feeds. But first, he knew the disciples needed a quiet place to rest.

We still need it.

Find a quiet place today.

Today’s Scripture

Mark 6:30-44

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