Yes, he did, just as we all do. Even though he was perfect, his body still needed rest. The attention from the crowds kept him busy.
Mark (6:31) records: “Then Jesus said, ‘Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.’ He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat.” (NLT)
When he healed people, it cost him strength and energy. Matthew records him healing many people in need: “Large crowds came and brought many people who were paralyzed or blind or lame or unable to talk. They placed them, and many others, in front of Jesus, and he healed them all.” (Matthew 15:30, CEV)
Another Scripture says, “Jesus traveled throughout the region of Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness,” (Matthew 4:23, NLT)
Luke (8:43-48 Contemporary English Version) records an example of his power leaving him because he made someone better: 43 In the crowd was a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years. She had spent everything she had on doctors, but none of them could make her well. 44 As soon as she came up behind Jesus and barely touched his clothes, her bleeding stopped. 45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked. While everyone was denying it, Peter said, “Master, people are crowding all around and pushing you from every side.” 46 But Jesus answered, “Someone touched me, because I felt power going out from me.” 47 The woman knew that she could not hide, so she came trembling and knelt down in front of Jesus. She told everyone why she had touched him and that she had been healed right away. 48 Jesus said to the woman, “You are now well because of your faith. May God give you peace!”
So, did Jesus ever get tired? Yes, he did. Sometimes he needed to rest from preaching to the crowds, and in at least one instance of healing, the Bible tells us it cost him strength.
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