Imagine this picture with me if you will: “That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.” What was he doing there? Well, we know He wasn’t checking His email or Facebook page; He wasn’t texting anyone or surfing the web, but I do believe He was conversing with Someone. I see Him sitting by the lake, admiring His own handiwork as it must have brought back many enjoyable memories of when He was involved in creation with His Father. He was there when that lake was made and He is now back enjoying the refreshing sights and sounds. Personally, I don’t think He was “doing” anything; He was simply “being.” He was detaching from all the business around Him. The Son of God found renewal sitting by a body of water without a running “to do” list.
Do you take the necessary time to detach? How often do you detach? How do you like to detach? Can you stop “doing” long enough to enjoy “being?” Can you stop comparing yourself long enough to enjoy a restful moment or two? Do you realize that you cannot do it all? Are you secure enough to say “no” sometimes? Recorded in our Lord’s prayer Jesus said to His Father, “I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.” (John 17:4) Really? Was everyone saved, healed, delivered? I don’t think so, but He had completed that which the Father had asked of Him and now He would detach Himself from his earthly robe.
Detachment will help release you of the stressors of life, it’s why He gave us a Sabbath day.