“…and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by [Jesus] of their infirmities. And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.” (Luke 5: 15-16)
Jesus’s mission was a great one. Multitudes thronged to hear and to be healed. He was on the spot, called to do great things and to do them with accuracy and from a heart of love. Those hungry people yearned to be fed with the Truth Jesus knew and practiced.
But, Jesus needed to be fed as well. He left those dear ones in the hands of His and their Father, while he went into the wilderness to pray. The Master knew what he needed and that it was essential to his accomplishing his work for mankind. He had to take moments away from the clamor of others’ needs, the noise of the world’s cares, and find his peace with God. Jesus took time and space for conscious communion with his Father, listening to His intention, direction, and feeling the sweet love himself.
When we feel overwhelmed by those in need and by the multitude of daily responsibilities, head out into the wilderness and pray. In other words, allow yourself the tender, specific care of God. Take a devoted moment or day or week to hear what God has to say, just for you. Do as Jesus did and don’t make excuses as to why you can’t step aside mentally and sometimes physically, to withdraw from the noise, recharge with divine power, and regain your peace.
The multitudes are safe. And when you return to see to what needs to be done, it will feel like a mission that is natural and invigorating, right and fulfilling rather than burdensome and lonely and hard.
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