Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.
These are the words of Jesus from Matthew 11:28 in “The Message”. When we feel under pressure, stressed or tired we need to find a way to re-energise ourselves, and Jesus says, walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it.”
As we read through the Gospels we discover that Jesus’ approach to life was like breathing – in and out. He would spend time in high energy ministry, with people coming and going, constantly demanding his time. The next minute you would find him alone on a hillside in prayer.
This is the dance of life, the unforced rhythms of grace …. taking time to gain sustenance from God away from the busy-ness of life, then giving out with enthusiasm and energy that had been gained in solitude.
I’m still learning this dance, but I hear Jesus’ invitation and it makes sense.