So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation. (Genesis 2:3).
In the busyness of life and in taking care of others, where do we find time for ourselves? If we don’t put ourselves first every now and then, we will soon experience burnout and we won’t be useful to anyone.
As Genesis 2:3 states, on the seventh day God rested. If God thought it important to rest then why do we feel it necessary to be actively involved in something 24/7?
Monday evenings are usually my “me time.” After coming home from work, I have the house to myself. I get a chance to watch TV (uninterrupted), talk on the phone or just sit back and do nothing. While three hours alone doesn’t seem like much, you’d be surprised in the difference it makes.
How do you find time to relax?
This message is excerpted from “Rest” by Deborah Calvert from the September 25, 2014, blog of the Women of the ELCA. Today we commemorate Simon and Jude, Apostles.
Copyright © 2023 Women of the ELCA. Inquiries for permission to reproduce should be directed to [email protected].