Even Jesus got tired. There were times he had to pull away from the crowds, from his followers – even his inner circle for a break.
His withdrawal from the crowd was not for his own benefit, but for those who followed him.
Jesus knew that to be effective in ministry he needed time to recharge.
So he would withdraw to spend time with his Heavenly Father. Then he would return to meet the needs of those seeking him.
There are times we need to temporarily withdraw from ministry. To take a sabbatical and refresh our own batteries so that we might be effective in ministry.
Sometimes the most spiritual thing we might do is to take a nap.