Rhythm of work and leisure
Children eagerly look forward to vacations. But after a few weeks, there are many who can’t wait till school starts again. They can’t explain why. When asked, they’re not bored with vacation or all the fun they are enjoying – they just want to get back to school again.
Unemployment may seem like a great deal (for some) and even fun for a while, but it gets old quickly. Leisure is good and enjoyable, but too much of it, and you begin to get restless. The trend has been that when people remain in that unemployed state oo long, they get into all kinds of unhealthy habits.
When God created Adam and Eve, this is what happened:
“The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it” (Gen 2:15).
This verse seems to signify that the work given o Adam was the purpose for which God placed him there in the garden. We also find that after six days of work, God rested on the seventh day and made that a special day of rest. That idea of resting on the seventh day was extended for all people. Thus for us as human beings, work and rest are both a necessity. One without the other becomes an abnormality. It’s a rhythm of work and leisure.
So the next time you feel tired after working for hours, take a break. Then quickly get back to work. Better than that, set a pattern for a day of rest just like God did.
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