Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee. ~ St Augustine
I have a pretty major case of RLS – Restless Leg Syndrome. I’m recovering from a serious case of RHS – Restless Heart Syndrome. I was always a very busy, active, involved Christian. The problem wasn’t that I was busy doing meaningless things. I was usually busy doing good things. But I was always so busy doing. In retrospect, I can see that all that activity was often more indicative of a restlessness in me, than it was of a conviction or a calling.
I couldn’t watch a campfire, a sunset, the tide ebb, or the moon move in and out of the clouds and just be still. I was always moving, talking, working. I was Martha. I admired Martha. I didn’t get the Mary bit at all.
I still have RLS. I can’t do a lot about my legs, although Requip helps, but there was something I could do about my RHS. These days, I talk less and watch more. I’m learning to love being still, inwardly and outwardly.
My heart was restless until it found its rest in Thee.