Saturday, July 14, 2007


This sounds like a good word for a Saturday and for a weekend. As well as for those of us who in Jesus hold to a rest on Sunday (or Saturday).

Relax is important in life for us in Jesus, because life doesn't depend on us. We need to be layed back, in a way. Too often we walk around, talk and live as if it all depends on us. But while what we do or don't do is important, and especially the inward dispositions of our hearts, it still in a true sense all depends and hinges on God and his grace, as well as on the help we're called to give each other.

Let's emphasize relax. Even, and maybe especially so when we are busy. In that busyness and hard work, let us learn to relax with the truth that God is with us in Christ. And we know that only because of that will anything prosper according to God's will.

How do you relax in this way, or what thoughts might you add here?


Llama Momma said...

I take my time with the "daily" chores, read to my children, take a long walk, read a good book, invite a friend out for coffee...oh, you found my passion! I love to slow down and just BE. I really do. In a world of "Marthas" I am most definitely a "Mary."

Of course, the work still needs to get done, but I do embrace a day of rest, as well as some rest every day. (Usually in the afternoon when the baby is napping.)

Enjoy your weekend!

Allan R. Bevere said...


Right now I am relaxing on vacation in Virginia.

Ted Gossard said...

Llama Momma, Thanks for sharing how you live this out.

It is good to see this in others, and really this is what spurred this post; I've seen it in a brother at work, and that spoke to me about the lack thereof in my own life.

And you too (a nice, kind of cool rainy day here, right now).

Ted Gossard said...

Allan, Enjoy!