Sundays are for rest.
“Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” Genesis 2:1-3
God rested, because He was done with His work. And also to set up a principle: we should finish our work, then rest.
Maybe that’s why a mom feels like she can never rest–our work is never truly “done!” Looking around my kitchen this morning, I see the bowls that didn’t get washed from our pumpkin-carving party last night, a basket of clothes fresh from the dryer in need of folding, pencils and a toy on the floor. Probably, I should wash my sheets later, since I got to everyone else’s but my own on Friday. And I have a quick lunch to prepare when we get home from church.
Mom’s work is never really *done,* is it?
Nevertheless, we need rest! Without it we become grumpy and out of sorts. And that is not a pretty picture, I tell you! So today, after gathering with my wonderful church family, I’m going to take a break from work, other than the things I truly *have* to do. That list is long enough!
Praying you will take time today to rest from your work, dear mama! Maybe next week, doing a little more work on Saturday will translate into less that’s clamoring for attention on Sunday. Today, though, rest anyway!
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