Sunday a blessed day of rest

Hello everyone!  I love Sunday as it is my day of rest and restoration.  I can have time to read and relax.  Last Sunday I had a busier day, as I went to church as usual in the morning, but we had an extended meeting after church about our plans for development of our church as a town centre facility as well as a worship place.  I did not arrive home much before 1.30pm, so the afternoon seemed much shorter.  I was also taking a service in the evening, so I was quite tired by the end of the day.  Work is also busy and I also went in for just over 2 hours on my day off, as there was loads of work to catch up on.  I thought I was fine, but the first cracks began to show in my composure on Friday, when I was helping at the Acorn Centre.  I made a few mistakes and suddenly I found tears coming!  I then realised that I was very tired, when I wondered if I really was any help!  Suddenly I was overreacting to everything!  Then I knew I had gone past the red light!  My friends and colleagues reminded me that I had not taken a proper lunch break, and all together they told me that next week I must take a half hour break to eat lunch!  I shall do that and so today is extra special, as I have made some time to read, and relax.  I also have today as the only day, when I don’t do a 20 minute workout, before breakfast; it is a special day of rest.  It was also lovely to come to worship, to receive a blessing from the Lord, as the minister Ron Dale led the service.  His prayers wrapped me with the love of God and through the hymns, especially;

 

The Kingdom of God

 Is justice and joy,

For Jesus restores

What sin would destroy;

God’s power and glory

In Jesus we know,

And here and hereafter

The Kingdom shall grow. Bryn Rees (1911-83) Hymns and Psalms 139

 

And the last verse especially of ‘Jesu, lover of my soul’

 

Plenteous grace with thee is found,

Grace to cover all my sin;

Let the healing streams abound,

Make and keep me pure within.

Thou of life the fountain art;

Freely let me take of thee;

Spring thou up within my heart,

Rise to all eternity. Charles Wesley (1707-88) Hymns and Psalms 528

 

This is the day that the Lord has made and I rejoice and am glad in it.

 

 

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