Rest? What is that? I am the mother of three small boys and one big husband! I don't know what rest is! Do you? I get up by 5am on the days I have to work my other 'real' job and do not stop until after the boys are in bed after 8pm. The time in between is filled with work, shuttling kids, homework, dinner, dishes, soccer, baths, stories, and a little play mixed in there. I find I live a lot of my life in a sheer state of exhaustion. Case in point, I couldn't find my coffee at work this morning. One of my co-workers pointed out to me that I had put it in the cabinet...again! Nope, not the first time I've done it!
Do you think God wants us to be this hurried and rushed? Or do you think He wants us to rest? I think there are two possible answers to these questions. I don't believe that He wants us to live such busy lives that we are leaving our coffee in cabinets. We spend all of our energy running after things on this earth instead of focusing on the things that really matter. Things like bible study, prayer, missions, or raising our kid's to love Him. I also don't think He wants us to sit around on the couch all day long watching soap operas and eating Girl Scout cookies.