When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself. John 6:12-15
Somewhere between when the disciples passed out the food and when the disciples gathered the leftover food, the people started to murmur about the man who performed this miracle. People are fickle like that, and Jesus knew that they would be clamoring for his attention and possible rule so he decided to get out of town. Scripture seems to indicate it was his “alone time.”
He needed the time to refresh and recharge. He needed to just unwind with the Father.
We all need that time where we do absolutely nothing related to what we’ve been doing for the past weeks or months. It may be a few hours, a few days or even a few weeks. It’s a time to just veg.
If you haven’t taken that day off in a long time, take it. If you’re due for a serious day of “unwinding,” take it. You may only be able to afford a day but use it to do absolutely nothing.