There’s a funny thing about gifts. They are not intended to only be given. They must also be received or accepted.
It’s the same with rest. Moms crave rest. We are often weary, overwhelmed, anxious. Deep down, we know God has something better for us. Yet it seems impossible.
How can the weary mom rest when there is so much to do?
- Is it possible the answer is right in front of us?
- Is it possible that rest is a gift?
- Is it possible the gift has been given?
This was true of the Israelites.
God offered a place of rest. They refused to listen. They refused to accept it.
…to whom He said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest,”
and “This is the place of repose” – but they would not listen.”
Isaiah 28:12 (NIV)
Is it possible the gift of rest is right in front of you today?
All you need is to accept it.
September 24, 2017 at 12:41 am
Aimee, you’re so right. My body is letting me down, and I’m dying…and sometimes the smartest thing I can do is to accept the gift of rest, rather than try to push through the pain and fatigue to accomplish such goals as I can.
#1 at FMF this week.