A Day of Rest

It was a busy weekend. We had our annual writer’s boot camp for Ancient City Romance Author’s in St. Augustine. I was in charge of getting the agent to and from the event, among other things. You can’t put on a workshop within a week. It takes months of planning and lots of participants helping. Once it’s over, it’s time to rest. I chose to rest on Sunday, which meant not going to church.

Genesis 2:2 reads, By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Granted what I did was nothing compared to creating the world, but at my age, any amount of work can be detrimental. Or so I’d like to think.  

Some might find the thought of skipping church to be blasphemous. Others might  find it lazy. But if God needed rest, then who am I that I don’t? Am I more energetic than God? Of course not. This scripture is God’s way of telling us that at times we need to slow down and take a break.

If you’ve been real busy, find yourself losing your cool because of stress, or you just need to get away from it all, I approve for you a “sick” day. It’s really a “sick and tired of being sick and tired” day, but I’ll allow you the day off. Just curl up in bed all day, read a book, or just veg in front of the television. Do whatever rejuvenates you and your spirit. It might not thrill your boss, but God will forgive you.

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