Rest is risky. It’s hard work to move away from responsibilities, to give up control, to give yourself a break. Sometimes it feels easier to keep swimming forward, kicking and stretching, never looking up, stealing breaths when you get a chance. Letting the waters carry you means not knowing the outcome and being open to new possibilities, to trust in the directions God will take you.
How do you define rest for yourself?
Columbus Day is observed in the U.S. today, and in some parts of the country, citizens celebrate Native Americans’ Day. Also, Canadians observe a Day of Thanksgiving today. This message is an excerpt of “Rest and risk,” a faith reflection by Jennifer Hackbarth in the September 2017 issue of Café.
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