“So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed. On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.” Genesis 2:1-3
I don’t believe that God needed to rest. God gave us this scripture so that we would know that we as humans need to rest. This is a problem in the culture that we live in. We feel that we need to be doing something all the time. We say that we go to church and that is our day of rest. I don’t know about you, but most Sundays are not a day of rest for me. I come home from church and the first thing I want to do is take my nap. This morning I did rest. I woke up and showered and ate breakfast. I went down to my computer and completed my devotion. Most of the time my writing is restful to me. Then I went to read, but that did not last long; I took a nap. After my nap I set on the porch with my camera taking pictures of the birds. I am now writing this devotion. I may take another nap after lunch. This is resting to me. We all have our own view of what is rest. I have a book in my library, “Too Busy to Live.” This is so true in our world today. “Busy-ness is an addiction. Our culture defines success, status, and purpose in terms of a high volume of activity. The unhealthy negative consequences of excessive busy-ness go largely unrecognized or are attributed to other causes. Instead of identifying busy-ness as addicts as workaholics the culture calls them winners.” (Dr. Rick Fowler) God wants us to rest. Yes, we need to work and provide for our families, but there is a time that we need to rest. We need to rest because this is God’s way.
Today’s Bible Reading: Matthew 11:28-30, Hebrews 4:1-7