For those of us living in America, July 22 is a day of wild celebration. July 22 is . . .
- National Mango Day
- National Penuche Fudge Day
- National Rat Catcher’s Day
- National Refreshment Day
But more importantly, today is National Hammock Day.
The hammock comes from Spanish culture. They invented the hammock, or “stretch of cloth.”
Christopher Columbus, in the narrative of his first voyage, said, “A great many Indians in canoes came to the ship today for the purpose of bartering their cotton, and hamacas, or nets, in which they sleep.”
Our last house in Texas was about 3,000-square feet, with a pool, a game room, and a hammock. I still miss the hammock. Why? Because the hammock represents rest, and we were created to rest. Frankly, that’s something I’m not very good at.
Recovery Step: Heed the words of Scripture. “It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for God gives his beloved rest” (Psalm 127:2).