Dear Sabbath Seekers,
I hope it was recently. However, if you are like most 21st century men and women, Sunday afternoon is anything but quiet. There are errands to run, groceries to buy, houses to clean, lawns to mow, gardens to plant, houses to paint and laundry to get ready for the new week. With so many people working six days a week, it seems that a day of rest is more like a day of chores.
But sometimes even in the midst of a very busy day, taking a few quiet moments to yourself can recharge your batteries, refresh your energy levels and renew your motivation to finish what you started.
I was always one to keep my head down and my shoulder to the grindstone only resting once everything had been completed. Now as I have become more chronologically gifted I have found that stopping for short refresh-ment breaks improves my productivity. I can only imagine how much more energy I would have if I took a full 24 hours to recharge.
If you find yourself longing for a nice, quiet Sunday afternoon, or any afternoon for that matter, why not take the time to relax, refresh and renew your body, mind and spirit? Breathe in the sweet aroma of late spring and early summer weather. Taste the ease that God wanted us to have so much that God made it a command.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him.” Psalm 34.8