Stress is the stimulus to growth and comes in waves, but we must build in a rest phase as we face stress waves in life for it is in recovery that growth actually occurs. It is not that we work too hard, it is that we have inadequate recovery. On an ECG you see the heart making waves the only time it is flatlined is when you are dead! We don’t want to be in a chronic state of stress but we don’t want to be in a chronic state of recovery. Jesus withdrew a number of times to pray within his ministry Let’s follow his example and make sure that we have a recovery plan. Make sure we sleep, have a quiet time, prioritise recovery which brings a deep sense of restoration. Invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.