The act of working is important to the human experience. Rest is equally important to the human experience. Millions of people across the United States of America had the opportunity to take a little time for rest and relaxation during the 2018 Labor Day weekend, the 1st Weekend of September.
A substantial amount of current research tells us anxiety, anxiousness, and restlessness are at an all time high in the United States of America. Consequently, an increasing number of people have difficulty resting, relaxing, and sleeping.
According to Psalm 46:10, God conveys a message to us to “…Be Still…” However, being still can be difficult in our current age, for some of the following reasons:
Remember, there is value in being still to mediate, pray, study and focus on important matters. Additionally, being still also gives us space to fully experience life and an opportunity for renewal and rejuvenation.
In recognition of the Labor Day Weekend, I will end this column now rather than writing more…, and invite you to join me in taking heed of Psalm 46:10, and “Be Still…”
Rev. Ken Walden President-Dean, Gammon Theological Seminary