Cloudy rainy days are something I love. Yesterday it rained off and on through the day but stayed cloudy most of the day. I managed to go for a short walk and then it was time to enjoy one of my favorite things, a nap. It wasn’t a quick nap. It was a power nap of four hours.
Interestingly I woke up with an idea of what do to about a few issues. That tends to happen at time after my power naps. Sometimes the ideas come to me during a short walk, but yesterday it was as I napped.
Physical rest is important for us and is something God has built into us to need. Elijah needed a nap one time. We read about it in 1 Kings 19
:Then as he lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, “Arise and eat.” Then he looked, and there by his head was a cake baked on coals, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank, and lay down again. And the angel of the Lord came back the second time, and touched him, and said, “Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you. So he arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Horeb, the mountain of God.
We might note that after the first time Elijah ate and drank he went back to sleep. It was after the second time he ate and drank that he continued on his journey. The angel did not talk about the journey the first time he gave Elijah food and water. We can conclude that the angel understood that Elijah needed physical rest. It was after the second time the angel gave Elijah food and water that the angel talked about the journey.
That must have been some food the angel gave Elijah because Elijah traveled forty days on that food. I can guarantee nothing I cook would do that. 🙂
Do you enjoy naps?
Thank you for reading. God Bless.