Creation

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished,
and all their multitude.

And on the seventh day
God finished the work that He had done,
and He rested on the seventh day from all the work He had done.
So God blessed the seventh day
and hallowed it
because on it God rested
from all the work that He had done in creation..

(NRSV)


Many of us tend to overlook the final detail of God's Creation - time for resting.

God is not a workaholic! It may be true that we are put on this earth to work for our living - but there is much more to being human than that. We are made in the image and likeness of a God who took time to rest - to savour the delights of His Creation.

Each evening, the writer of Genesis 1 describes God taking time to look at what He had made -
and giving His considered opinion that it was good.

By the time He got to looking at His human creatures, He had decided that it was very good!

These were not snap decisions - nor was God anxious just to leave one job behind and get on with the next.
Each task was brought to a close - and time taken to relish its completion.

Then a whole day set aside for rest.
The God who spent a day creating light and darkness is described as spending a day creating rest.
Could it be that, in God's eyes, the value of what He created on the seventh day is of equal importance to His creations on the other days!

Could time for resting rank alongside all the marvels of Creation?

Now there is a thought....

Drinking from the Wellspring

How much time do you devote to resting and re-creating yourself?

How much time do you offer to God to allow Him to do a little re-creating with you?

Is the balance between your busy-ness
and rest and re-creation right?

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