Then came Sunday. After church on Sunday I took a ride, took a nap, and played basketball. Later, I watched a video and part of Masterpiece Theater. No pressure. No place to be. No role to fill. Just resting. Just re-creating.
Why do we think we need to keep pushing ourselves? What is the purpose? Those last two weeks included the Easter rush of delivering flowers, performing a funeral, and making a delivery to Harrisburg, not to mention the normal bi-vocational schedule (work during the day; pastoral work at night).
God's greatest gift to us is his Son Jesus. He also gave us another valuable gift, the Sabbath. Yet, that gift we seem to reject. No, I am not interested in making rules and regulations for the Sabbath. Yet God has shown us a rhythm of life through the weekly Sabbath and the daily rest at night. We just can't keep producing and producing. We were made to have times of stillness and restoration.
So, go ahead. Take a break.