“So then, a sabbath rest still remains for the people of God; for those who enter God’s rest also cease from their labors as God did.” Hebrews 4:9-10
You did it! Finals are over. All that hard work is done! You deserve a break.
But this spring break, as you know, is not going to be a normal one. Just like last year… no road trips, no parties on the beach, no crowded frat houses or beer bongs or hooking up with strangers. Maybe you’ll get to go home and see your parents and siblings and dog. Or maybe you’re just still sitting there in your apartment or dorm room, or the parents’ house you never left, for a spring break that is pretty much just like any other damn day in this time of COVID.
I know your plans are not what you want. You’d probably rather be so many other places right now. That sucks. And… it also gives you an opportunity to really, actually rest. Sleep is the single greatest thing you can do for your overall health and wellbeing. But real rest is more than just sleep, right? So ask yourself: What makes you feel really rested? What brings you the most peace? What or who or where can calm your heart and mind and soul? That’s what you need to tap into this break as you gear up for spring quarter. And perhaps you can bring this new habit of seeking rest into the next quarter and beyond, too.
Blessings on your break and I’ll see you next quarter!
Pastor Chelsea Globe
God of rest, what a gift it is to us that you rested on the seventh day. Oh how we need that example. Oh how I need that example. I am weary, so today I pray: Give me the strength and the wisdom to rebuild my life with rest at the center. Amen.
—Prayer by Rev. Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart. org