Resting is Good!

25/04/2020 00:00 - 23:00

“but during the seventh year let the land lie unploughed and unused”Exodus 23: 11 (NIV)

For a great many people the lockdown that was effected during the corona virus epidemic was the worst thing that could ever have happened. Aside from those who were concerned for being denied of the means of production and livelihood, a perfect and worthy concern, some others were restless only because they wanted to be out there doing stuff.

All throughout our lives many of us are ever on the go. We rise up early and hit the road to chase deals. We enter the rat race fighting our way to the top. For some of us we return home late at night and hardly ever spend time with our loved ones, after all we are out there working for them.

But then came the lockdown. For the first time we had now to sit down and let the world be. If ours was the notion that nothing could go on without us being there here was a humbling moment.

Now in some instance against our insistence we would find that after all sitting back and resting was a good thing for not just our beaten bodies long denied of a good rest but also our families. For long ago God had decreed that even the land on which we eke our living should be let to rest, so that it can be rejuvenated to yield better harvest.

To rest, pause, let things be, sit back and hear from God, is therefore a good thing.

Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth that wherever you will I do every now and then hold back, rest and hear from you.