When the apostles and Jesus return from their labors, Jesus encourages them to step aside and rest. As they seek comfort, they face the further need to God’s people.

The needs of others outweigh the desire to rest and re-group. As a result, work goes undone. The work of Jesus always exceeds the resources at hand. We need to rely on God.

Dear God, may I rely on the power of Jesus, especially when I am weary. May I be able to leave things undone and incomplete. May I count on God to make up for all that I lack.