Challenged by my family to take a day of rest, I opened one of my devotionals “Jesus Calling” to read “Rest in Me, My weary one, for this is a form of worship.” It was a reading for October l by Sarah Young and just what I needed for this day. She used the familiar scripture found in Matthew 11:28 about coming to Him and He will give us rest.
Too many times, as a reader said last week, we make God’s will complicated and He simply wants us to rest in His presence. I felt refreshed and energized and learned truths which I did not know prior to this day. When we are still, He can teach us.
I enjoyed the yellow breasted warbler perched on the lovely tree outside our window. We see the beauty in the migrating orange monarch butterflies and are astonished at their long flights across the waters to South America. Resting from the computer and unnecessary tasks for a day gives us opportunities to enjoy the Lord and see all the wonderful things He has given us.