We live in an incredibly frenetic society. The latest thing always seems to supplant the stuff that was best just a year ago. We always seem to be in a rush to whatever the “next thing” is before us.
Sometimes rushing is necessary as deadlines dictate. But it is also necessary to slow down. Think of how many people you know (perhaps even yourself) who are near burnout. Everyone needs a time to rest. We all need time to reflect on what is truly important, beautiful, or nurturing.
We each need to take time to relax, reflect, take store of how we’re doing what we’re doing, and evaluate how we are. The Lord didn’t create us to run full power on empty.
Take time to look around you and see and experience the things that are truly beautiful and restorative. Meditate on Scripture. Listen to music you love. Sit down, clam down, and actually enjoy your next meal or your next conversation. Take a moment to look around just to see and count the things for which you are grateful.
On the seventh Day of Creation the Lord didn’t start revising what He’d just made. The Genesis account tells us that He rested.
So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. Genesis 2:3
If God feels that rest and reflection are good for Him, how much better are they for us? This week, find something that restores you and immerse yourself in its goodness.