I came home from work to sit down to a wonderful dinner prepared by my sweet husband. We ate and then went to the living room to watch some baseball.
But instead I felt myself drifting off to sleep and before I knew it, an hour and a half had passed. Don’t get me wrong. I love taking naps but probably not at 8 o’clock at night!
I started my routine of preparing for the next day’s work day and got myself ready for bed. As my head hit the pillow, I wondered how long I would lay there before falling asleep. ” It would be a good time to get all my prayers in”, I thought, “as I lay here eyes wide open.” As in many nights before, I started praying and fell asleep. But the difference this time was that I don’t remember anything else until I woke up around 5 a.m.!! A whole night’s rest!!
I think my body had been telling me for a few days that I needed to rest. And when I took time to focus on rest and prayer, I woke to a new attitude and a renewed sense of energy.
I guess Jesus knew what He was talking about when He said, “come to me all you who are tired.” I hope you, too, will put the worries of the world on hold today and take time to rest, if only for a bit. Renewed spirit and energy are waiting!