Pastor’s July Pondering:
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. Genesis 2:2-3
Rest was built into God’s creation order. He rested on the seventh day, after creating for six consecutive days. It’s hard to imagine that our all-powerful God rested, but He did and he blesses rest. We need rest just as much as we need to work and it requires a balance. If all we did was rest, nothing would get done and our bodies would get weak. If all we did was work things would get done, but our bodies would eventually wear out. We need both work and rest to be whole.
Kris and I both took a rest from our normal work week to enjoy time with our family and with God in nature. It was a beautiful rest and I want to thank Kibbie for allowing me this time!