Is it a holiday in the sun or up in the mountains somewhere? Is it a long weekend away from the kids? Or is it simply a long hot soak in the bath? Some of us work long and hard for that fortnight away from it all but by the time the holiday arrives we're spent and almost too tired to enjoy it!
There must be a way of unwinding daily so as to be able to live, instead of exist our way through each day. Why do we end up getting so stressed anyway? It is because we are filling our time with too much stuff, and our minds filled with an overflow of cares? I know I do if I'm not careful; it's very easy to do isn't it?
If we find ourselves in that situation and are that busy it will not be a surprise to find that we have no time or very little time for God. This is just the time we are in our greatest need to come aside from everything and make time to be alone with Him. If we wait until we find time we will never find it and perhaps won't even have the desire to do so in the first place.
The Lord Jesus is not asking us to deny or leave our commitments but He is inviting you to come away from it all and rest for a while in His presence. The Lord Jesus being the great and good Shepherd has the good of His sheep in mind, and He who gave His life for the sheep will surely take care of those precious ones for whom He suffered, bled and died. Those of us who are His own can surely say that: “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.” Psalm 23: 2.