Please Take a Nap

My favorite Instagram account is one that tells me to stop mindlessly scrolling through Instagram. It is called the Nap Ministry. The Nap Ministry focuses on liberating practices of rest. In a culture of constant moving and shaking, of "work hard, play hard," the Nap Ministry reminds me that I worship a God who rests.

After creating the universe, God rested. After preaching all day to crowds, Jesus took a nap on a boat in a stormy sea. In our scripture reading for this Sunday, we are invited to follow their example, and rest. We are invited to stop hustling, to do less, to take a breath, and remember that our value comes from being made in God's image, not from our productivity or accomplishments.

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