Have you ever been so busy you just didn*t think you could stand it? So busy you didn*t have time to eat or sleep or pray? There is some comfort, it seems to me, in realizing that this happened to our Lord Jesus. Not in vain does the Scripture say that He was tested in all points *like as we are, yet without sin* (Heb. 4:15). Oh, He knows the press and the pressure of the many duties that are yours and mine day by day. Today*s text says there were so many coming and going that Christ and His disciples had no leisure so much as to eat. And so they departed into a desert place to rest a while.
God wants you to have times when you rest with Him. Somewhere I ran across a little leaflet that said, *Plan to spend a whole day with God sometime.* What a refreshing concept that is. Set aside some time to be alone with your Lord, for a whole day. Have an agenda of things to talk about with Him. Frequently, when I have a long drive, I*ll make a list of things about which I wish to talk to my blessed Lord. What joy there is in talking with Him hour after hour.
Small thought here. The Lord Jesus Christ can start where you are with what you have. Will you make a list of some of your limitations? Limitations of talent, ability, time, money, physical strength, emotional strength, whatever? Jesus will start with you where you are, take what you have, and multiply it for His glory--if you will let Him have it. What a tremendous, encouraging thought!