Resting a while

DURING our leisure hours we can fulfil some of our true “desires and pleasures” which are comprehended in the will of the Father; and as one grows more mature in the life of the spirit, the more active one becomes in the Father’s “business” until there is little time for anything else. Such time spent now is invested for eternal life. As soon as the message of Jesus and the disciples became known, and their works were made manifest we are told that on one occasion “they had no leisure so much as to eat”, so that Jesus had to say to them: “Come ye yourselves apart unto a desert place, and rest a while.”

JOHN MARSHALL, The New Life, page 114.