I smiled recently when I read about an angry church member who blustered up to his minister, saying, “I phoned you Monday, but I couldn’t get you.” The preacher explained that it was his day off. “What? A day off? The devil never takes a day off!” exclaimed the member with holier-than-thou indignation. “That’s right,” said the minister, “and if I didn’t take any ‘time out,’ I would be just like him!”
Yes, we do need to rest. As Vance Havner used to say: “If we don’t come apart, we’ll come apart!”
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