28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
It was only a couple of days, yet it was restorative and healing. Our brief time away also revealed how exhausting the past 15 months has been. On Monday, right after lunch, we decided to take a little time to read or watch TV before going back to the beach. Two hours later we awoke.
Everyone needs to take time away from the rigors of life, time to refresh, time to rest and time to refocus. It is hard to continually ride the wave of life without stopping to reflect, and as Jesus said, He will give rest.
The life of a follower of Jesus should not be so busy running around that we lose sight of Him, rather it should be filled with time of rest, time that He can tend to our spirit.
As you travel through this Summer, take time for rest and allow God to refresh you.