The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.

Mark 6:30-32

There’s an unhealthy obsession with overwork endemic to modern Christian culture. It’s okay to take breaks! The Lord Himself attempted to do so in the above passage, and was successful on other occasions. While we should always make room for God’s work in our lives, we also need to do that work effectively, which is impossible without rest.

So yes, work hard, but remember God rested after he completed his work to set an example for us!

Ethan Kirl