A Church Spring Snow Day
“Most of the things we need
to be most fully alive
never come in busyness.
They grow in rest.”
|God's sense of humour ~ April spring showers!|
My husband leaned over and asked me - is it bad that I am a kind of happy to have a snow day from church?
It is as though we have forgotten what it is like to delight in a God-prescribed day of rest.
Children know how to enjoy a snow day. They don't fret and they certainly never look for other work or responsibilities that they could get done with their newly freed up time. They simply have fun and play.
Why do we as adults find this so difficult?
We tend to feel this sense of guilt if we are not working and swept up in the blur of activity. This is especially challenging for those of us who lead on Sunday mornings. We arrive early running around making photocopies, rehearsing, ironing out the powerpoint or preparing for the children's craft and before you know it we have rushed right through Sabbath - missing Christ Himself.
Perhaps God delights to do something dramatic with the weather in Spring to cause us to stop, be still and pay attention. Receive His invitation to you today. Cease the rushing, the busyness and enjoy spending time resting together in Him.
Andrew Murray - The Fruit of the Vine
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