Theme of the Week: Making the Most of Vacations
Bible Verse: “In vain you get up early and stay up late, working hard to have enough food — yes, he gives sleep to the one he loves.” Psalm 127:2
Scripture Reading: Psalm 127:1-5
When we went on vacation one year, I slept in. Really slept in. I’m usually an early riser, but that year I slept in longer than anyone in the family.
I was tired.
Yesterday I said that the ultimate purpose of vacations is to glorify God. But one way to glorify God is to enjoy his good gift of rest and to replenish our reserves.
Psalm 127 makes one big point: if God isn’t involved in our lives, nothing we do matters. To illustrate this point, the psalmist argues that we can enjoy God’s good gift of sleep. When we realize that God is at work in our lives, we’re able to set our work aside and enjoy God’s gift of rest. “After we have worked, we can lie down to rest and leave the outcome in God’s hands,” writes James Montgomery Boice1.
Feeling tired? Sleep in. Find a hammock and take a nap. One way to glorify God on your vacation is to get the rest your body needs.
1 Boice, James Montgomery, Psalms 107–150: An Expositional Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2005), 1119.
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