Beauty of Rest
"Be still and know that I am God" - God
In our fast paced hectic culture, why do so many of us have a hard time slowing down? Amidst all the busyness we forget what a high value God puts on putting it into neutral, shutting down the engines, and recharging the batteries. Twitter, iPhones, instant news and weather, texting, Instagram and Facebook don't help.
The costs are high. Little joy, even less peace, patience runs thin, and no time to stop and really enjoy people. Serious inquirers of the faith watch us Christians "act like pagans in a crises" and wonder what difference Jesus really makes. While followers of Jesus are robbed of knowing God and experiencing His presence and power on a daily basis.
This summer i am going to work really hard at trying to rest; and it will rake work. I am not good at it. And I'm not talking about mindless escaping, but being in the present- void of anxiety, a to do list, and rushing.
Anyone care to join me in the great work of rest?
About the ResBlog
Members of staff and Vestry will be posting on the ResBlog to help us think through who we are in light of the gospel so that we might “spur one another on to love and good deeds.”