It Has Been One Year

Gosh, it’s been a year since I last blogged. Does this mean I have been busy? Yes. But have I been busy on the right things?

Let’s not go there.

Christmas is a time, for some, when they are able to take leave of work, even if only for a few days. My family and I are heading up to the North Island to see our family. I’m hoping it will be a semi-restful time.

Did you know that God created this thing we call ‘rest’?

In the creation story God created the world in six days and then rested on the seventh. This restful seventh day is called the Sabbath. I wonder what rest looks like for us in 2018 and 2019. Is it the Sabbath that was put in place so we all could rest - a day of doing that which reenergises us, recreates us, reinvigorates us? Is our rest, our Sabbath, the time when our family can be together as one instead of all of them in different places as per the rest of the week?

In this time of Christmas, while we remember the birth of the Saviour of the world, let’s also give ourselves and our family the blessed gift of rest.

Shalom

Gene