Rest My Brain

Our grandson is visiting this week. He woke up at 5:30 am this morning – raring to go. I left for work with him very happy with a cup of Gammy’s sweet tea, a bowl of dry Sugar Frosted Flakes, and “Dino Dana” on the TV. PaPaw had yet to make an appearance. Tonight when I got home, he’s still going ninety to nothing. Whew! Oh, to be a six year old! A few minutes ago, we asked Aiden if he took a nap in kindergarten. He said, “Yes, but I didn’t sleep. I just needed to ‘rest my brain’ for a while because I worked hard in school.” When we asked why he didn’t take a nap here, he said, “I don’t think that much here – I just do things!”

This seems to be an issue all over the world today. People are not “thinking” – they’re just doing stuff! This can occur when they let their emotions take over. They get caught up in the moment and follow the crowd to do evil. “For evil companions corrupt good morals” (I Corinthians 15:33). Maybe, they believe that they are doing right, but Proverbs 3:7 says, “Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.” “Woe to those that call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20) But, maybe they have never been taught the difference between right or wrong – it’s not their fault, right? In II Chronicles 29:6 in the days of Hezekiah, the Lord told the Levites, “Sanctify now yourselves and sanctify the house of the Lord God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place. For our fathers have trespassed, and done that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord our God, and have forsaken Him, and have turned away their faces from the habitation of the Lord, and turned their backs.” Their ancestors had done evil, but they were told, “My sons, be not now negligent: for the Lord hath chosen you to stand before Him, to serve Him. . .” (II Chronicles 29:11) Yes, even though their fathers did wrong and they had not been taught the “right way,” the Lord expected them to turn away from evil.

We must not “rest our brains” for too long. We must “seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that He may have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord” (Isaiah 55:6-8) For Jesus came “to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke 1:79). May we “walk in the light as He is in the light . . .” (I John 1:7) for we are simply blessed, Courtney

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