Refreshing! If I had to choose one word to describe our mini-vacation I’d say it was refreshing. The kids are on fall break so my husband took off Friday and Monday from work so we could enjoy a long weekend together.
The weather was cool and crisp—just right for hiking which we love to do. But mainly we rested. We rested from the work place. We rested from the computer. We rested from doing. Period. We trusted that our work would wait on us. It would be there after our vacation was over.
We took long drives in the convertible, we window shopped, explored nature, went to the movies, read a book, enjoyed dinner out and talked with one another without the interruption of ipods and text messaging. We rested—trusting that work could wait.
The result was refreshing.
I don’t think we rest enough in our society today. People are burning out from tying to do it all and from carrying a load larger than life. When they become completely beaten down, they look up and wonder Where is God?
He’s there. He’s inviting us into His rest. “Come to me all of you who are weary…weary from work, weary from pain, weary from worry…come and I will give you rest.”
Rest requires trust. Why? Because you and I have to trust God to work on our behalf in order to let go. We have to trust that God is able to do what we can’t do. We have to trust that God knows best. When we trust, we enter into God’s rest. There we find peace, renewal of our mind, and refreshment.
Go ahead. Take a mini-vacation today. Your work will wait and you’ll be better prepared to handle it after you rest.
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