“Therefore, since the promise that we can enter into rest is still open, let’s be careful so that none of you will appear to miss it.Then somewhere he said this about the seventh day of creation: God rested on the seventh day from all his works. So you see that a sabbath rest is left open for God’s people. The one who entered God’s rest also rested from his works, just as God rested from his own.”  – ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:1, 4, 9-10‬ ‭CEB‬‬

I had an amazing opportunity to spend a few days this week resting, relaxing, learning some, listening, and hanging out with friends and colleagues.  The picture above is from the back porch of the dining hall at Lutheridge, where I was at a leadership conference this week. I love drinking coffee on that porch.  Everyone I have done that I experience God’s grace.  We host it there on purpose so leaders in the Church will rest. 

I feel so much better.  Today’s scripture from Hebrews reminds us of God’s timeless command to rest. 

So do you rest?  Can you rest?  If you can’t, you have an issue.  We were created to work from a place of rest, not just rest from work.  

Let me encourage you to slow down.  As it’s been said, “No one comes to the end of their life and wishes they had spent more time at the office.”  

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for the gift of rest.  Let us learn that it’s part of your design.  Amen