Daily Devotions Feb. 16, 2010
Mark 1:34-37 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him. 35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. 36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him. 37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.
These verses need no other commentary. They are a peek into the personal prayer life of Jesus Christ. He has been serving and healing and working miracles – pouring Himself out to the people. He Himself, yet being God, needed to replenish His spiritual life through prayer alone. So He arose early and spent time with the Father. He refueled, and then He was ready when the disciples came to Him and notified Him of the waiting crowds. I cannot give to others what I do not possess myself.