What happened to Kindergarten nap?
When I was in Kindergarten in 1960, we prayed in schools, we were allowed to read from the Bible and there was definitely nap time.
Recently I was subbing for a kindergarten class and the kids were not afforded a nap time.
Years ago I remember a pastor named Nick Welch who was suffering from being very sick. I was visiting his office, because he was still at work, looked at me and said, ” David, you cannot escape the principle of rest.”
Nowadays I see a society in America that is trying very hard to escape that principle.
It is like we are saying,” I am too busy to be anything but too busy.”
People wear, “I am busy,” like it is s badge of pride. Unfortunately many are unaware that busyness can ultimately lead to a barren life. Pride goes before a fall…
Oh I fell into it too. 80 hour weeks traveling the ministry burnout trail. I would come back home with nothing left to give but a mean and hardened attitude.
Learning to rest is God like. On the seventh day God rested. Now if God rested where does that leave us. We also should rest.
The word says we should work to enter into His rest.
Thus the work needs to be believing and relying on God for everything. Jesus said this is the work of God, believing in His Son.
Back to Kindergarten nap, first we must believe that we need to rest.
The other sub that I was subbing with took the lead because she had been here all week, because the normal aide had been out all week. She was very efficient and knew the ropes, having young children herself, and often subbing in this school.
I asked her when they had done away with Kindergarten nap. She shrugged her shoulders and said she did not remember and then said with a smirk, “We teachers need a nap.”
She is so right. Everyone seems to be tired.
So you ask where is this article going David?
Simply to this thought that I will put in question form.
“Is your life worth the better quality that will come when you learn to really rest, through knowing personally and obeying Christ the Lord?”
And this is life eternal, that they may know You and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.