Rest for the Weary

Rest for the Weary

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I’ve been debating for several days on what topic to write about this month. My brain has been overworked with additional articles, guest posts, etc. that I’ve written this month in conjunction with my newest book release.

Today it seems appropriate to touch on the topic of rest. Rest sounds especially nice at the moment after spending a couple hours mowing the lawn this morning. My husband has been suffering from severe allergies this spring season which means it’s up to me to take care of trimming the grass each week. It’s been hard on me since it takes my body a few days to adjust each week after the physical exertion since I have issues with my hands, hip, feet, and back.

I can’t help but believe that God chose to rest on the seventh day after creating everything, because He wanted it to be an example for us.

By the seventh day God completed His work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done. God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, for on it He rested from His work of creation. – Genesis 2:2-3 (HCSB)

Most Sundays after returning home from church in the morning, my husband and I spend the remainder of the day resting. I admit to often dozing off on the couch for an hour or so. I look forward to that time of relaxing and recuperating before the rush of the week presses on me. That time of rest provides the strength for what I’ll face throughout the upcoming week.

After strenuous activities like mowing, I may soak in the tub to relax my sore muscles but soon other activities are calling that cause me to keep moving. Until then, I long for Sunday afternoons… and a time to rest.

What about you… do you set aside time to rest?


Jodie Wolfe About Jodie Wolfe

Jodie Wolfe loves to stroll through history with the characters she creates. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading and walking.

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