The Importance of Rest
Jesus knew the importance of staying in balance; of work and rest; of giving out and taking in. He said to his disciples: ‘“Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat. So they left by boat for a quiet place, where they could be alone’ (Mark 6:31-32 NLT).
When we’re physically, emotionally or spiritually drained, we are vulnerable to the pressures of life. Setting aside time each day to be with God and read his Word is so important. Sometimes the enemy, or we ourselves, convinces us that we need to work flat out for God’s Kingdom – not true; this just leads to exhaustion and ineffectiveness. Jesus offers the solution: ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest’ (Matthew 11:28 NIV).
We all need to maintain our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. The Bible says: ‘Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint’ (Isaiah 40:30-31 NIV). Let’s go to God to find true rest, and ask him to renew our strength.
What can I expect? Food, Fun, Friendship, Scripture and Activities
Can I bring a friend? Definitely
Where will the camp be? Camp Columba, Pukerau
What time does it start? Friday 6th 7pm - Sunday 8th 2pm
How do I register? Registrations open below
What to bring:
- Some yummy baking to share for morning & afternoon teas
- Bedding (e.g. sleeping bag + pillow)
- Towel & toiletries
- Clothes you don't mind getting dirty/wet/potentially ruined
- Warm/weather-proof clothes (it's Southland!)
- Close-toed shoes