Sunday Meditation: Stop and Rest

Sunday Meditation

“For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it.”

 

We all have have that feelings of unease from time to time. Satan loves to pull Christians into unhealthy extremes. Yes, you heard me.  We live in a time that has us scheduling children within inches of their precious breaking points.

Unwanted experiences can make us sensitive to negative actions. We are sucked into the vortex of overachieving and under performing in our lives. Sundays were made for us to stop and take a deep breath.

If we want to be stronger we use rest. The first and foremost reason for resting on Sundays is because God commands it. In Exodus chapter 20, God gives his people ten commandments that summarize the moral law. Among these is a commandment to “remember the sabbath day to keep it holy.” How is the sabbath to be kept holy? By resting.

Stress is hard on the body, and rest is absolutely essential to productivity. St. Thomas once said, “Without work, it is impossible to have fun.” This could easily be reversed: Without fun (rest), it is impossible to work effectively. You need a day off to recuperate before tackling a new work week.

Take some time to rest.

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