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John 2:12: After this Jesus went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days.
Reflection: From the very beginning of his gospel, John has told us that Jesus of Nazareth was a man who was also God, the creator of the Universe. As we think about the enormity of this, we can partly overlook the fact that Jesus was also fully human, and experienced the normal physical effects that we do.
After this first miraculous sign that Jesus performed at the wedding at Cana, Jesus went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There are other times in the gospels when Jesus left everyone and went away by himself to spend time with God. Mark 5 v 30 says that when a woman touched his clothes to receive healing, at once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. So it maybe that in performing a miracle it had a physical effect on him.
Jesus took time to recharge himself so that he was physically, emotionally and spiritually ready for the ministry God had for him to do.
Do you take time to recharge, or are you too busy? If Jesus needed it, surely we do too!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I need to take time to rest and recharge my body, my mind and my spirit. Please help me remember this and help me spend my recharging time with you. Amen.
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