Trinity Methodist Church Gregson Lane, Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0ED
Minister: Revd. A. Webb Telephone 01772 323818
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TIME TO REST
Summer is often a time of holidays. When I was growing up, our 2 weeks at a caravan in Wales were special times. What was so good about them? I suppose we had a change of scene and time together as a family. We slowed down and had opportunity to relax on the beach or go walking in the glorious Welsh countryside. There was time for card games and reading. I think for my Mum and Dad it was welcome break from work.
It was what a good holiday should be, a time of rest and relaxation.
As our world seems to get more and more hectic, rest times become all the more valuable. Holidays are good times to have a rest but I believe we also need to build relaxation times into our regular routines. Time off each day and each week. Time to recharge our batteries, be with those we love and time to re-engage with our God who spent 6 days being busy creating the world and then took a day off to enjoy it!
I hope you find some rest times this summer and offer you some words to reflect on.
Grace and Peace
‘ Jesus says ‘Come with me by yourself to a quiet place and get some rest’.’ Mark 6:31
‘You chart the path ahead of me, and tell me where to stop and rest.’ Psalm 139:3
‘The best prayer is to rest in the goodness of God, knowing that goodness can reach right down to our lowest depths of need.’ Julian of Norwich
‘Thou hast made us for thyself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in thee.’ St Augustine of Hippo