Mar 6:31 MSG
31 Jesus said, “Come off by yourselves; let’s take a break and get a little rest.” For there was constant coming and going. They didn’t even have time to eat.
While in treatment one of the most important issues discussed by professionals was the issue of getting a good nights rest. Sleep allows the body to regenerate from the day’s activities. Now how long is debatable, recommended amount is eight hours. My best friend needs only six hours, as for myself I need at least nine hours.
They spoke about issues that interfere with our sleeping patterns. The one that is showing up among young people is the cell phone. They sleep with it under their pillows, waking up to check for text messages, social media, etc. Also, the blueish light that is emitted from the phone scientists are now declaring also effects our sleeping patterns.
The professionals also recommended that there should be no television, digital alarm clocks in the bedroom, for it should be just a place that the body recognizes it is for sleep and sleep alone.
Rest is so important that on the seventh day God rested. Farmers use to adhere to a seven year cycle for resting a crop. They would not seed that area for that season allowing the ground to replenish itself with all the necessary nutrients. In the above portion of Scripture Christ spoke to His’ disciples that they needed to set apart some time for rest.
So, tonight give your body a gift and get some proper and much needed peaceful rest!