As I read all of Mark Chapter 1, I thought, WOW! Jesus was a busy guy!
Ya know, we ladies are often found going in ten different directions at one time and we often pride ourselves on getting many important things done. But if you are like me, there comes a point where we fall down and feel like there is nothing that is left.
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Mark 1:35
Jesus LEFT the house.
Jesus went to a SOLITARY place.
Jesus is such a precious and wise example to us.
Others were waiting to be healed. Many more were awaiting Him. When they found Jesus they proclaimed, “Everyone is looking for you!”. But Jesus knew He needed to withdraw and get alone with God.
I wonder what that prayer was like. I wonder if He prayed for strength. I wonder if He prayed for His disciples. I wonder if He prayed for direction.
We aren’t told but we do know that He was prepared to keep going foward.
“Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.”
Oh, busy mom. Busy wife. Busy homemaker. Busy girls. We each have our own mission. Let’s follow the example of Jesus. Let’s prepare for what lies ahead by getting up, leaving the distractions, and pray.
The busy gets us weary. And the weary wears us down. Yet, we sometime stay trapped and use busy as the reason we don’t stop to pray. May our eyes see Your example today. Help us pause the busy and come to You. You are waiting to hear our prayers. You are waiting to respond. Thank you! Forgive us when we fail to come in prayer. Amen