As summer gets underway, the Mission gets ready for all of the activities that follow. But as the busyness increases, we need to remember to take time out to rest, relax and be renewed by the Creator. Here are just a few quotes to help point us in the right direction:
“Sabbath, in the first instance, is not about worship. It is about work stoppage. It is about withdrawal from the anxiety system of Pharaoh, the refusal to let one’s life be defined by production and consumption and the endless pursuit of private well-being.” —Walter Brueggemann
“The command is “Do no work.” Just make space. Attend to what is around you. Learn that you don’t have to DO to BE. Accept the grace of doing nothing. Stay with it until you stop jerking and squirming.” —Dallas Willard
As we keep these quotes in mind, we know that true rest only comes from resting in the Lord. Through Him we can do the work that He has called us to do.