By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then 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 NIV
On the 7th day, after God created the universe and all of its living creatures, God rested. He rested and declared the 7th day to be holy.
Our days are busy.
Stay at home moms are busier than ever this year with homeschooling during a pandemic.
Healthcare workers are busier than ever due to the pandemic.
Teachers are busier than ever creating virtual lesson plans and preparing for the transition back into the classroom.
2020 is a year of crisis, a year of challenges, a year that feels busier than ever before.
But even God rested on the 7th day. He didn’t even have to. He doesn’t need to rest and doesn’t require sleep but he chose to rest so that he could admire everything he created.
Today’s blog is a prayerful meditation. I want you to focus on this meditation and give your body and mind some rest, even if only for a few moments. I want you to focus on this meditation as a calling from God to find rest from your busy day, away from your busy mind.
Lord heavenly father, there are so many distractions in this world and we come today asking for rest. Asking for peace. Asking for a free moment. We come to you today asking you to pause time. Allow us to breathe in deeply, breathe out slowly, and remind ourselves that time is in your hands. Remind us that when people attack us, you are our shield. When our diseases attack us, you are our healer. And when we run out of time to get things done by the end of the day, you are the one in control. Remind us that you rested on day 7 to reflect on your creation and thus, we should take time everyday to rest, meditate, pray, and reflect back on what you’ve given us. Lord, no matter what we may be going through today, give us rest. It is in your holy name I pray, Amen.