Article from Dec. 2017–reprinted Dec. 20, 2018
Naps seem to be a most important part of my Christmas preparations.
I do love Christmas. I love knowing that when the time was right, the Son of the eternal God became a human baby to live on this earth for awhile and then die in order to pay the price to redeem us from the slavery of sin. I rejoice that because of this, we can be adopted into God’s own family simply by accepting what he’s done for us.
When I feel overwhelmed, all I want to do is take a nap. But I think that’s okay. Through naps, Christ keeps me going.
Naps are like lying in the arms of my heavenly Father and knowing he understands and cares about my problems and feelings. He infuses me with strength because his grace is sufficient for me and his power is made perfect in my weakness. He lets me know I matter, whether I accomplish much or not.
See Galatians 4:4–5,
Here is some music to listen to while you rest.