Is there just no rest for the weary anymore in our society? I would love to be able to go back to a simpler time where there was nothing to do on a Sunday but go to church and then spend time with the extended family.
I was reminded of this in the church sermon this morning that God intended us to take a day of rest each week. Whether it be Sunday or some other day of the week, we all need rest one way or another. I don't know about you, but I know that I can really get burned out working seven days a week. You can do it....for awhile....but eventually it takes a toll. On your family, your mind, your health and your spirit.
My elders are always telling me that the world is just moving too fast these days. There is a reason that the car dealerships are still always closed on Sundays. Here in Iowa, it is an old law that just never got removed from the books. At one time, nothing was allowed to be open on Sundays at all. Everyone needed to plan ahead and get to the store during the week. There were no "convenience" stores open if you needed an extra gallon of milk. Everyone went to church service and then for a lunch at someone's house. It was a day of rest, the Sabbath Day.
Remember, this is not about religion necessarily, it is about taking time out of your busy schedule and mine, to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves. So many people are suffering from health complications like hypertension, or insomnia, because we never stop moving...we just don't give ourselves enough REST.
So, to that end, I am going to make my day of rest a day in the middle of the week. I deserve it and I need to accept that I have my limitations. Working 24 hours a day 7 days a week is just not working for me, how about you?