While, for my daughter and other undergraduate students, classes have been done for the semester for a few weeks, this week marks the end of another school year for my sons. A friend who is an elementary school teacher began counting down the weeks of this semester over a month ago. Most students and teachers welcome the final bell. It's not (at least, I hope) because they really dislike education, whether teaching or learning. But, rather, because everyone needs a break. Bodies and minds need rest.
While the Omnipotent One needs no rest, He, according to Genesis chapter two, rested. Why did God, who neither slumbers nor sleeps, rest? To set an example for those He created.
When we look forward another two chapters, we find an interesting (and disheartening) description of Cain's post-murder-of-Abel existence.
Did you see it? Twice the word "restless" appears. Cain, according to God and Cain, would be a restless wanderer.
While Jesus came and set things right, undoing the sin of Adam, Eve, Cain, and all the rest of us, too many people continue to live as if they bear the mark of Cain. They live in a continual state of restlessness.
How can you find rest?
God wants your everyday, ordinary life. Such a life will be of much more use to Him when it is restful. Restlessness contains less.
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