word for today

Sleep

Sleep is a strange phenomenon isn’t it? I mean, when you think about your body entering a sedentary state for a number of hours in a row can create a lot of questions. What happens in our body during this shutdown? Why do we sleep? Why is this time of unconsciousness so important? Why can we not escape it without severe consequences to our health? In the book of Genesis, God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam. It was so deep that he had no recollection that God had removed of one of his ribs in order to create his future wife. Have you ever slept that deeply? Perhaps only in a surgical situation while under the influence of anesthesia or perhaps you were in a coma from some sort of accident. Sleep is so important that God mentions the necessity of it all over the scriptures. We need rest. All of us. And this need is inescapable. If you’re lying awake night after night, seek help right away. (So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. Genesis 2:21; For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.” At this I awoke and looked, and my sleep was pleasant to me. Jeremiah 31:25-26)

Suzanne Sommerville

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Christ-follower, daughter, mom, Mimi to 6 grandchildren, teacher, writer, and musician

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