Find refreshing rest

Difficulty in getting sufficient sleep for whatever reason is of concern to many. Studies have resulted in estimates that between 50 million and 70 million Americans have sleep-related problems. Also, according to the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Sciences (formerly IMS Health), Americans were prescribed some 59 million sleeping pills in 2012 (Jonel Aleccia, “Sleepless in the States,”, August 29, 2013). In the town of 50,000 where I live, there are several sleep clinics.

My heart goes out to those who struggle with this problem. The need for peaceful rest has been recognized since biblical times, and the Bible gives us hints on how to meet this issue. King Solomon, for instance, tells us to “keep sound wisdom and discretion:… When thou liest down … thy sleep shall be sweet” (Proverbs 3:21, 24). And Christ Jesus invites all to “come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

Waves of peace
February 4, 2019

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