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Too Busy Not to Rest

I don’t know about you, but this Spring has been a busy one for me!  My life has been full to the brim with things that needed to be done at church, school, and home, not to mention the time spent with family and friends.  There have been too many days lately where I seem to wake up and go from one thing to the next, until it is time for bed.  


 I know many, or all of you can relate.  Youth, I know many of you are on multiple sports teams at the same time, and have Boy Scouts, NHS, jazz band, homework, bar mitzvahs, and still find time for a social life.  Adults have it just as bad with working 40, 50, 60 hour weeks, cleaning the house, working on the lawn, driving kids to all of their events, trying to find a babysitter for Friday night so you can finally get away with your spouse, and a million other things. 

It seems that the older and busier I get, the more I appreciate God’s gift of the Sabbath.  God said in Genesis 20:11, “For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” God wants us to be free of a life constantly marked by busyness, stress and doing.  The Sabbath is a time for each of us to refocus our lives on the things that matter: our relationship with God and others, and enjoying the goodness of life.  

I know personally that it is not easy to do this.  Sometimes a Sabbath for me is a Friday or Saturday afternoon, and sometimes it doesn’t happen at all.  But I have found that I am most at peace in life when I set aside a time during my busy week to truly be at rest, and allow God to refocus my life.  I encourage you this summer to develop the habit of Sabbath so that you may be refreshed and revitalized by our wonderful God.  

Posted by Andrew Hostetter at 6:00 AM
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