Before taking not well and even afterwards I seemed to have a remarkable ability to keep going. That is not an unmixed blessing. Eventually God was shouting “REST” in the tenderest tone if that is not a contradiction. It is the only way to describe what I experienced.
A lot of Christians ignore the principle of Sabbath. I don’t want to get into an argument about Sabbath Day observance. I do want to stress this:
Almighty God rested….even when He didn’t need to. The ability to work on doesn’t mean you should. It is good to observe “rhythms of rest and work”, even when the idea of rest does not sit easily with your personality or physical or emotional DNA. Better in the long run. Probably better for those you love and others you mix with as well. They won’t feel so condemned for their lesser levels of energy.
So, when you don’t feel you need to rest but do, you are truly showing yourself to be made in the image of God. This is not an encouragement to laziness. It is to encourage the above mentioned “rhythms of rest and work,” which I think was a phrase a well known Scottish minister, Willy Still, used.
Isn’t this so true! Now slow, after a lifetime of buzzing, I sometimes feel guilty when I am beside those who never seem to stop and accomplish so much! This is a good reminder that it is OK. Thanks, Kenny!