Sunday Thoughts: My husband and I hosted friends out in the country this past weekend. The day before we left, we were sniffling, coughing, “hot messes” thanks to a cold we caught last week. After downing a few cups of coffee, I layered on the under-eye concealer and we sent up some prayers that we’d be able to host our friends well. Thankfully, we had a wonderful time with them—a very restful time. And it reminded us of how important it is to slow down and rest more often.
Yes, it’s uncomfortable to rest given that this world houses 1,000,000 distractions. When I think of resting on Sundays, the “Sabbath”, I often immediately think of good-ish reasons why it’s just not a practical time for me to rest. Something like, ”Hey God, thanks for creating me and all, but even though you told me to rest on Sundays, it’s just not a good time, I need to color code my closet!” LOL not really...but you get the gist.
However, I know that at the end of the day, no matter the excuses, God rested on the seventh day of creation. If He who is powerful enough to create mountains, animals, water, and humanity, and everything else in six days, still chooses to rest on the seventh day, it’s worth noticing! I know we’re only one week into 2018, but I’m hoping that for the next 51 weeks I remember to rest well on Sundays as God did. So tell me, do you know how to rest well? Do you know when to slow down?
And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when He rested from all His work of creation. -Genesis 2:3