As I read the Gospels, there is a refrain that continues to play throughout the stories of Jesus. Jesus is actually not this ministry machine, who is always teaching, praying, healing and helping people. He regularly slips away … to be by himself.

Matthew 14:13. When Jesus got the news, he slipped away by boat to an out-of-the-way place by himself. MB

Matthew 14:23. With the crowd dispersed, he climbed the mountain so he could be by himself and pray. He stayed there alone, late into the night. MB

In solitude, we often find perspective for our life, as well as restoration for our soul from the rigours and pressures of daily life and relationships.

Is it time for you to slip away … for an hour or two?