Rest restores the soul and refreshes the body. How good of our Creator to build a rhythm for rest into our days! Six days of work; one Sabbath rest. Without it, we suffer. Burnout is epidemic in our culture – some of it obviously so, much more silently suffered. We are all tired. Crazy busy. Unfulfilled. Stressed out.
Rest requires that we step off the throne of our universe and admit that we are not in control, indispensable, or unlimited in our resources and strength.
When was the last time you rested?
What’s keeping you from it now – today – the next five minutes?
Rest as a holy pause makes work more fruitful and reminds me that when I am still, God is still God. Fruitful work leads to rest, and rest leads to fruitful work.
Rest is communion with the holy. What’s holy in your life? It’s your people and God’s Word and His world. Sabbath is a time to reconnect with each. To get outside and soak up creation’s beauty; to stop the busy-ness and talk to the people with whom you share a dwelling; to say no to all the other constant demands and say yes to drinking deep of the fountain of life.
You’ll find invitations like this one with your name on it:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
Day 12 of the 31-day writing challenge. Find more here.