Americans are not taking regular vacations. According to a survey by insurance company Allianz Global Assistance, more than 135 million Americans, or about 56 percent of adults have not taken a week off work to get away in the past year.
After a particularly busy time of ministry, Jesus encouraged His disciples to get away for a rest. God created our world with a work/rest cycle. To remain healthy; spiritually, physically, and mentally, we need to take time from our labors to rest and relax. –--Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
Mark 6:31 (HCSB) “He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a remote place and rest for a while.” For many people were coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.”