These past 3 weeks have been exhausting. I am not complaining. These 3 weeks of ministry have encouraged and challenged my faith. Yet I am ready for a rest. This week I look forward to spending some quality time with our church family. Tomorrow is my Sabbath. I like this story, which shows the need for periodically taking a rest from the busyness of life and ministry… One man challenged another to an all-day wood chopping contest. The challenger worked very hard, stopping only for a brief lunch break. The other man had a leisurely lunch and took several breaks during the day. At the end of the day, the challenger was surprised and annoyed to find that the other fellow had chopped substantially more wood than he had. “I dont get it,” he said. “Every time I checked, you were taking a rest, yet you chopped more wood than I did.” “But you didnt notice,” said the winning woodsman, “that I was sharpening my ax when I sat down to rest.” Adoniram Judson said, “A life once spent is irrevocable. It will remain to be contemplated through eternity.?The same may be said of each day. When it is once past, it is gone forever. All the marks which we put upon it, it will exhibit forever.?Each day will not only be a witness of our conduct, but will affect our everlasting destiny.?How shall we then wish to see each day marked with usefulness?! It is too late to mend the days that are past. The future is in our power. Let us, then, each morning, resolve to send the day into eternity in such a garb as we shall wish it to wear forever. And at night let us reflect that one more day is irrevocably gone, indelibly marked.”
If I had to do it all over again, Id be too tired.