I had a great rest last night. As one of our previous field leaders used to say, "sometimes the most 'spiritual' thing you can do is sleep." I can't say slept like a baby, but I slept well.
Work is great, much better than boredom. It is the great equalizer and often a cure for what ails you. I can even sometimes give thanks for problems, because they are a challenge to solve and a chance to do some good, add value, gain exercise and and get stronger. Work is not a curse, but can be an invitation to cooperate with God in creation.
Even in the case of God's work, it is also good to rest.
In a world that has gone almost berserk with work, and business, where is your rest?
On one side, if our 'work' was physical like it was a century or even decades ago, people would be a lot more sane and get more rest. But as much of our work is mental and 'electronic' these days, there are seemingly more stresses on the minds of the multitudes.
I see it everywhere in business and ministry, in America and Mongolia, the constant 'work' of texting, emailing, and talking makes a 16-hour 'work day'. When was the last time you answered an email or text past 10pm, or before 6am? I bet it was this year or this week.
Reading today in Hebrews 4, I saw again the importance of people, especially people who serve God, getting proper rest. Work that is honored by God and honors God rests.
Good News: We get to rest, if we're faithful.
Bad News: Failure to rest is working to fail.