"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
pretty much every afternoon for the past 12 years (since i had my first baby) i have walked straight into my room from putting the napping kid(s) down for their naps, shut the doors behind me...
now that i sleep all night long, and my heart is full of peace and joy, you might think i don't need to take that rest any longer.
i've tried not doing it. and by 3:30 pm, it's obvious. lately, with the cleaner way that i'm eating, i literally CAN'T sleep. but i still lay there. and read for a few minutes. and close my eyes. because when i get back up, i am refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the day.
this rest is the ONLY way i can get a break from my mind. from the moment i wake up in the morning, until i go to bed at night, it's like there are 16 roller coasters zooming around in my brain...going up, flying down, jerking to a stop. it's exhausting!
rest is a gift that God has given to us on this earth...and, for me, i need a little one every single day.