Seize the Snooze

One recent day, the resident chaplain, Dean DeVries, and I were conversing about feeling tired, and Dean said maybe they should call the following code: “Attention all associates…Code Snooze, ICU Team 3!” Wouldn’t that be ironic?!

All of us, at one time or another, have felt like napping here at work. Phyllis George, who was Miss America in 1971 and a CBS sportscaster, states, “Life is what you make it: If you snooze, you lose; and if you snore, you lose more.”

However, I look at snoozing very differently; it serves as a time of restoration and rejuvenation. As followers of the Lord, Hebrews 4:9-10 explains, “There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from His [on the seventh day].” Therefore, in the midst of your enduring work and difficult periods of striving to meet various needs, may you continue to seek and relish in these moments—whether through conversation, laughter, eating, or drinking coffee—and enjoy the “snooze!”


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