Jesus repeatedly escaped the noise of the crowd in order to hear the voice of God! Which presupposes a decision on his part. I need to get away…to think…to calibrate my course. With resolve, he pressed the pause button on his life.
Richard Foster hit the mark when he wrote, “If our Adversary can keep us engaged in ‘muchness’ and ‘manyness,’ he will rest satisfied.” The devil implants taxi meters in our brains. We hear the relentless tick, tick, tick telling us to hurry, hurry, hurry, time is money—resulting in this roaring blur called the human race.
Follow Jesus into the desert. Accept your Master’s invitation to “Come aside by yourself to a desert place and rest a while” (Mark 6:31).
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