30 August 2014


I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God's great mystery. All the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge are embedded in that mystery and nowhere else.
 - Colossians 2.2

Work is important. We go through our workdays busy tackling tasks and solving problems. We stay focused on those things that need or demand our attention. We skip lunch breaks and rush to get something important done.

But now it's the weekend. And a long weekend. The only thing on your agenda should be:
- Rest

As important as work is, rest is just as important. We were not made to go-go-go endlessly. We were made with a built-in day of rest, the Sabbath, in which God commands us to rest.

If you find yourself thinking about work, or reading emails for work -- stop it. Don't make lists in your mind. Don't fret about something you forgot to do. Don't worry about what tasks you have to do in the coming week.

Instead, if you think about work, divert yourself right away and go pick up a book to read. Or go take a walk. Take a nap. Play a game. Write a letter. Make some tea.

Let your mind wander and your imagination run free. Let the colours of possibility dance in your head. All the dreams that sat idle during your busy week need some air to breathe. Consciously relax your muscles to release the tension from the week. Say prayers of thanksgiving. Let the creative thoughts burst from you without restraint.

This is your mission this weekend. Rest.

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