After an extraordinarily busy month 1, I confess I am thirsty. Thirsty for rest. Many good things have been going on, but each has bumped my normal rhythm and knocked me off pace. It’s a bit like begin beaten with a bag of marshmallows. It won’t do lasting harm, but at some point you just need to shout “Stop it!” This is the point I have reached.
This morning I’ve had two wise people advise me to get some rest. A third looked at me and declared, “You look tired.” So I’m going to take the hint and rest. I do this so that I’ll be able to live rightly with other people 2.
I’m basically thirsting for a breather so that I can take Jesus call to “hunger and thirst for righteousness 3” with the care it deserves. We all need time to slow down, some of us more than others.