Can you believe it’s already almost the middle of October? Think back to when you were a child. If you were like me, this time of year seemed to absolutely drag by. It seemed to take eons to get to Halloween, and then to Thanksgiving (which, let’s face it, we were never really excited about because there were no presents involved), and finally to Christmas.
Now, as adults, those same days and weeks zoom past, and we’re left wondering what we accomplished and if we’ll be able to enjoy the same season a bit more next year. What is it that makes time appear to move so slowly to us as children, but so quickly as adults? I suspect it has something to do with the cares, concerns, and worries of adulthood. Sure, we drifted into sleep with some heavy things on our minds as kids, but the weights of work, family, finances, health, etc, weigh far more heavily on our adult minds.
Ironically, though, as adults with mature, understanding minds, we ought to be able to rest more easily than we did as children. As beings capable of understanding the sovereignty and provision of God, we truly should seek Christ, and then rest peacefully in Him regardless of the cares of the day.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.Matthew 11:28-30
That describes all of us, doesn’t it? First, we come to Him with the weight and weariness of our sin. He takes that unbearable burden from us and grants us salvation, which allows us to truly rest in soul, mind, and body. After all, if our eternity is secure in Him, if He is holding us tightly in His palm, and if He has ordained all that we endure, what can trouble us here on this fleeting earth?
Speaking of rest, a wonderful way to do that is by settling into your favorite chair to enjoy your week in review (kind of):
- This is so disgusting. The depravity of man is truly astonishing.
- Peter’s epistles are two of my favorite biblical books.
- There are a few of these that I’m looking forward to watching.
- Gee, we never could have seen this coming, could we?
- Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
- I’m not surprised so many are regretting their decision.
- Wait—we can be friends with people who disagree with us? Fascinating! I only wish some Christians would realize this.
- On women and wells.
- Yeah, I don’t know how to break it to some people, but homeschooling isn’t God’s only chosen way.
- What a sweet story.
Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength… It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.Charles Spurgeon