Well it's been a busy few days. I suppose my days are not so unlike anyone else's though. It's no unique revelation that we live hectic lives, and our busy schedules sometimes overwhelm us. My past few days have been filled with funeral services, work, and preparing sermons for different worship services.
I have to admit I'm pretty drained.
It seems we live in a time though when if we aren't busy then there's something wrong. I saw a baby walker the other day with all kinds of rattles and buttons on it. There was even a mobile overhead that was filled with other gadgets as well. Now don't get me wrong, I believe children learn by exploring all of those things but it just reminded me that "busyness" begins early on and it never seems to end.
But if I could give a little advice or maybe even just permission; find time for a Sabbath. In fact I want to encourage you to take a Sabbath "moment" every day. For some that may be a nap, for others it may simply mean a few minutes to read or simply to sit in silence.
I know, silence is scary. It's in silence that we might have to confront some true feelings, or we might even hear from our Maker. But being still, having a Sabbath moment, may be the way that we truly experience a holy touch. The 46th Psalm says, "Be still and know that I am God!"
If you are too busy for those type "still" moments then I would say that you are too busy! And if you continue on not only is your physical health likely to suffer but your spiritual health will also decline.
Indeed the Sabbath was made for man and for me that's permission from the Creator to slow down, be still, breathe, and for goodness sake relax.