Already Friday?

I’m sure you’ve experienced one of those crazy-busy weeks where suddenly it’s Friday afternoon and you look back and think of all the things you didn’t accomplish or haven’t completed. It’s been one of those types of weeks for me but I intentionally took Friday off so that I could take care of some personal things like working on a term paper. At 4:30 I could no longer focus and I was so exhausted. I decided a power nap would do some good so I set the alarm for 5:00 and got comfy for a snooze.

Just as I was drifting off into la-la land, the phone rang. My dad wanted to toss a few business ideas with me relating to a project we’ve been working on all week. While I was talking to him, someone at the door started ringing the bell- not once but several times in succession. While still on the phone with my dad, I opened the door. The young gentleman was trying to sell me something (not too sure what) but I quickly told him that I was not interested. Ok, back to the phone conversation when suddenly my cell phone rang; this time from a business partner. So I ended the conversation with my dad and took the call from our business partner. When I finally got off the phone with him, I returned back to my comfy spot and tried to resume my nap. Wouldn’t you know it; the alarm went off not even 5 minutes later. Sigh…

We can try to micromanage our lives but there will always be that one phone call, that one visit, or that one demand that will skew our entire agenda. Although I planned today as a “just-for-me” day, I failed to do one thing; I failed to invite God to be part of my day. Normally I offer my day to God but today I was selfish and as a result what should have been a restful and productive day turned out quite differently. But I think God just smiles down and beckons us to be still and find rest in his presence.


“Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” (Mark 6:31)

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