Very recently, I have found myself in the midst of a quite a few emotionally laden storms – and I am discovering that this is deeply affecting my writing at this moment.
Today’s focus on rest is discovering physical rest – so today, and for the next three days, I am taking off from any major blogging here on Relevant Brokenness to take a much needed physical rest. I am especially needing this downtime due to my next term for class starts this coming Monday – and I took a look at the syllabus, and mercy! I never knew this much study could be extracted from one book of the whole Bible! Amazing!
This term, I am literally starting to work on my major – all of the work I was doing to get me to this point (for the past year and a half) has been prerequisite classes; so now I get to really dig deep into scripture – instead of just glancing over it. This term’s focus will be on the book of John, and I honestly am looking forward to it – but between the many chapters I need to read, lectures I need to listen to, notes I need to take, and three papers I need to write in an eight-week period of time…my mind will need as much rest as possible.
During this time of rest, I will be enjoying time with my husband and son, reading up on blogs I have been neglecting (that I get much refreshment from), spending time with some dear friends, watching some great movies I’ve been wanting to catch (thank you Netflix!), go for a bike ride or two, and also read a great book I have been wanting to dig into for some time.
Have a great four days ahead of us friends! Until this coming Monday, March 20th, I leave you with this encouraging, restful word from our Father:
“At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” -Matt 11:25-30 (ESV)