The Busiest Day in Jesus Life!
One pastor recently wrote of “the busiest day in Jesus life.”
“And when evening had come, after the sun had set, they began bringing to all who were ill and those who were demon-possessed. And the whole city had gathered at the door.” Mark 1:32-33
Have you ever found yourself too busy to pray? I can assure you I battle with busyness on a day-to-day basis as I am sure, you do, too! Check the fuller context of Jesus’ busy day by reading Chapter One of Mark’s Gospel in its entirety, but in its essence, it was a non-stop, full day of ministry! And, Jesus, like you and like me, was exhausted!
It began that morning and by the time most of us would have called it a day, it was, in many respects, just beginning. Dr. David Jeremiah reminds us how that day was crowded with miracles to perform, lessons to teach, people to heal, and disputes to settle. It was a day totally dedicated to reaching out to people and to ministering to their deepest needs; and Jesus didn’t turn anyone away. And yet, when most folks were in bed asleep, Mark 1:35 tells us, “And in the early morning while it was still dark. He arose and went out and departed to a lonely place, and was praying there.”
After the busiest day of Jesus’ life, Jesus chose to rise early and pray. You say, “Yes Pastor Louie, but, He was Jesus!” Yes, He was, but even the Son of God knew that He needed daily conversation with His Father. He needed the strength and direction to perform the works of ministry that only came from the intimacy He shared with His Father through prayer. And, if Jesus needed prayer, how much more do we need prayer! The truth is, things are never going to slow down in our daily affairs, but taking time to pray in-spite-of the “busyness,” will be a transformative experience to our lives as Christians!
Thank you, Jesus, that you are never too busy for me!