Reflecting on the pace of life

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When the clocks changed at the end of October, it came with the added bonus of an extra hour in bed. When many of us live such busy lives, an extra hour in bed is a real treat! As we mark the end of British summer time we might start to reflect on the months that have passed. 

It hasn’t been the year we expected. When we locked down many of us experienced a much slower pace of life. How often did we used to say, “I can’t do that, I don’t have enough time” Or, “If only there were more hours in the day”?  

We live in a non-stop world. Travelling to work, rushing to meetings, working to deadlines. Lockdown gave us the chance to slow down. Our diaries were suddenly empty. We didn’t need to be anywhere; the busyness of our regular lives was gone. We were able to simply be still… and breathe.

As the uncertainty of the pandemic continues, how can we embrace a slower, more peaceful outlook on life?

Jesus gave us all an invitation… “Come to me all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yolk upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

We are invited to live a life with Jesus by our side. To work with him and learn from him. If we accept the invitation, Jesus will walk with us helping to carry the weights of life that we bear.  

So, if you are worried, busy and in need of rest, open a Bible and choose to include Jesus in your life. Jesus wants a relationship with us, to help us. He wants us to spend time with him and have rest in him. How will you choose to use your time?

Useful passage to look up: Matthew ch 11 vs 28-30

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