Monday, January 4, 2010


I visited my neighbor a while ago. I love having good neighbors. I came home smiling just because I like being with her.
She has had a rough last few hours, fell down her stairs in the middle of the night and ended up going into the ER, just as a precaution to be sure she was ok...she was. She does so much for so many people, she is just plain worn out. Seems that our bodies sometimes just say 'enough'. Knowing her, she'll be back in the thick of things in a day or two, but for now she is resting. She doesn't like it much, but that is what she is doing. We all have to rest sometime.
God rested.
Not that He needed to, but because He was willing to show us what we need to do by example.
He rested, because He knew we would need to rest
and because resting is good.
We tend to think that being productive is the good thing
that every moment is best spent 'doing'
God says otherwise.
He says good things happen when we rest.
He asks us to rest.
Actually, He tells us to rest.
When I am stressed, my daughter tells me 'breathe mom'
what she means is
take a moment
catch my breath
slow down
consider - what is important here?
our usefulness to others and to God depends on it.
so today,

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