“走吧。”我们确实需要退出 — 不是隔一段时间一次而是每天如此！令人难以置信的是，耶稣邀请他的门徒（今天是我们！）与他一起撤回到一个安静的地方休息。小童年祷告最合适不过了：“现在我躺下睡觉，祈祷上帝安抚我的灵魂。”这不只仅仅是一个良好的夜间睡眠;它是花时间在我们的狂野的和疯狂的白天后，中间加入他而接受恩典，休息，恢复精力的时刻。让我们让这神的话语的每日停留不仅是快速地查阅这封电子邮件；让我们让它成为一个与救主一起退出，并休息几分钟！
Thoughts on Today's Verse...
"Come away." We do need to withdraw — not once in a while, but often, even daily! Incredibly, Jesus invites his disciples (Today, that's us!) to withdraw with him to a quiet place and rest with him. The little childhood prayer is appropriate: "Now I lay me down to sleep and pray the Lord my soul to keep." Only this isn't just about a good night's sleep; it's about taking time in the middle of our wild and crazy days to join him for a few moments of grace, rest, and refreshment. Let's make these daily stops in God's Word more than quick e-mail viewing; let's let it be a time to withdraw with the Savior and rest. Jesus still beckons us: "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."
Holy and gentle Shepherd, the one who stills my soul, thank you for your constant care and loving faithfulness. Please touch my heart as I try to be more disciplined in my rest times with you. Please keep my soul, but even more, please restore my soul as I withdraw to spend time with your Son and my Savior Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.