Now this is a relevant topic if I ever saw one. Sleep. Christianity. How do we think about the lack of sleep as followers of Christ? Great thoughts in this article from the folks over at Matthias Media:
We aren’t like those whose lives are caught up in squeezing all they can get out of this life, and so prioritize the quality of their lives over everything and everyone else. Sleep loss isn’t something that we need to eliminate in order to live our lives properly or well. We don’t have to feel guilty or embarrassed about having the night-shift job, or the child who just won’t sleep, or something similar. We don’t have to believe the lie that ‘if only’ this were taken away all would be ideal. Our lives are hidden with Christ in God (Col 3:3). So in Christ we are set free to live difficult lives, trusting God not only to preserve us but also to transform us. We don’t have to reach an arbitrary standard of potential, or enjoy every minute of our lives. Therefore, sleep deprivation isn’t (necessarily) a problem to solve; it’s a context for growing to maturity in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Read the entire thing here: The Briefing Library: 10 tips for faithful sleep-deprived living.