I’m thinking that God didn’t rest after Creation because it really tuckered Him out. He merely spoke and things came to be. No, God knew that if He didn’t model rest for us, we wouldn’t get it. So He did. He worked, and then He rested.
For many of us, resting does not come easily. We feel unworthy if we are not pulling our weight. But any farmer worth his salt knows that you can’t plow with the same oxen more than six hours at a time. The beasts need rest. The farmer also knows that if you continue to plant a field season after season and never allow it to go fallow and replenish its nutrients, the harvest will be weak. . . .
It is difficult for us to admit that we need it, but a once-a-week “unplugging” from the frenetic pace that is now our norm can be one of the most spiritually liberating experiences for us and for our family.
“Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord.” —Exodus 31:15
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. —Psalm 37:7
Have you unplugged recently? What was the experience like for you?
At Women of Faith events comedian Anita Renfroe
mixes stand-up comedy with hilarious song parodies to share real truths with women across the country. See Anita at a 2014 From Survival to Revival event near you.