From the Director
Summer ends with varied feelings. There’s anticipation of new schedules and groups starting. There’s a bit of fatigue, partly because of the heat and partly because of the many activities packed into summer. Finally, since time is running out, there can be a sense of regret. Did we rest (or play) enough this summer? Did we get a vacation? Did we make the most of it?
If you can sympathize with the blossoms in your yard because you’re both shriveled and spent—I wish I had the perfect vacation for you. However, I recently discussed “ideal vacations” with several others. There were definite similarities, but no two identical vacation dreams.
God made each of us unique. We’re uniquely depleted and revived, as well. Depending on your current situation, you may need physical, emotional, or spiritual rest. Likewise, you may find your personal rest in solitude or community, in the absence of a schedule, or filled with adventure.
I do know that God tells the weary and heavy-laden to come to Him (Matthew 11:28), so my thought is that He doesn’t intend us to remain in that state. However, he doesn’t say how He will give us rest.
If you are feeling brittle, I pray you find personal rest in a way that is as unique as you.