So today is day 25 of the #31DaystoWrite , NaBloPoMo , and Ultimate Blog Challenges and I am still here. Here is my Scripture verse graphic for today.
But instead of talking about the verse today, I want to talk about Sundays. I remember in the early days of our marriage, Sundays were a special day. We would go to church in the morning. Then we typically returned to my in-laws home to have Sunday dinner and just to visit one another. Then almost 7 years ago, our lives changed. My husband, children, my mother and me moved from Eastern NC to western Pennsylvania. We left everything that was familiar to us. My children who were used to the warm weather of the south looked forward to experiencing their first “real” snow and winter. We bought a house directly beside a small white church. Although the congregation was small they welcomed us with open arms and hearts.
Being new to the area, we did not have the luxury of having a large family surrounding us. We found families in the church and in the Boy Scout and Cub Scout groups we became a part of with our sons. So many Sundays we had nothing to do. On those days, we would spend time as a family – just enjoying each other. I appreciated those quiet (well with four children quiet is probably the wrong word for me to use) time spent with just one another. We were able to reconnect and rest our souls and spirits.
It reminds us that even God, who created the Universe, took a day to rest. Often we read in our Bibles about Jesus taking time to get away from the crowds and reconnect with His God. If God and Jesus needed time to rest, then how can we say we do not need rest?
So how do you rest your soul and reconnect with God? I would love to hear from you. If you have anything you would like me to pray for, leave me a comment. I love connecting with people. May God bless you today.