Life gets too full of stuff. Sometimes I am jealous of Jesus' spontaniety. Mark Batterson reminded me, "When Jesus came upon Bartimaeus, he did not see a human interruption; he saw a divine appointment. He stopped. Spontaneity is an unappreciated dimension of spirituality..."
"Lord Jesus, You came and preached peace to those of us who were far away and peace to those of us who were near. For through You, Jesus, we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. Consequently, we are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with You, Christ Jesus, Yourself as the chief cornerstone...."
Rest is the antidote to stress. Rest is not inactivity, but a Holy Spirit directed activity. Rest is "abiding."