I wish there were more hours in a day. Recently my life has consisted of scattered sticky notes full of memos, sleepless nights and a to-do list longer than the eye can see. These past few months, I have been running from one place to another with too few breaks. I feel overwhelmed, anxious and exhausted.
But I can’t afford to be tired! How many of us have days filled to overflowing and lists too long to complete? We promise ourselves that we will rest tomorrow — but tomorrow never comes and our calendars keep getting filled.
Even Jesus had to go up to the mountaintop to pray and rest. Even Jesus had to escape the crowds to refuel. Jesus taught us that taking time to regain strength and spirit is vital.
We must not forget to seek out a few quiet moments in our busy days. Find moments to be still, to be peaceful, to be joyful, and in doing so appreciate the true value of the God-given world around us.
This message is an excerpt from “Finding stillness” by Ralen M. Robinson in the April 2019 issue of Cafe. Today we remember John the Baptist.
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