From our reading in Streams in the Dessert Volume 2 this morning: "The art of resting at noon" (Song of Solomon 1:7) "has been lost, and many are succumbing to the strain of life which is being lived in 'high gear'. Rest is not a sedative for the sick, but a tonic for the strong."
All around me--sickness; sadness; discouragement! REST, my friends! How many of our illnesses, how much discouragement, how many stresses would be avoided if we consistently rested?
In the word of Mrs. Charles E. Cowman, "See that your clock does not run down!" (I realize for many of younger readers, the idea of a clock running down is a strange allegory! Most watches no longer need wound. Few clocks need winding. But this hasn't changed--the body needs rest.)