After a long, hard, trying, and joyful semester I have been blessed with a week to rest and recoup before I begin full-time. This has been a great week so far even though it has been tremendously difficult to not go to the office to start on the many exciting ideas and tasks that are constantly brewing in my head. I guess that is somewhat of a good thing though because it shows me that I really love what I do. Just taking this week has been refreshing as well as great to spend time with my wife who did not get a whole lot of time over these last hectic weeks of the semester. By the end of the semester I was truly worn out, but this week has been a great reminder of why God created sabbath - for us. We need rest because we are not God. We are finite, feeble, flaccid humans who are not self-sustaining but dependent on God for all things. I am most looking forward to an upcoming day of prayer that I have set aside; this should be absolutely refreshing! So, in conclusion, God gave us the need for rest for our joy!