by Mike Pyatt
Health experts maintain one needs a prescribed amount of sleep to function properly, though they differ on that threshold. We aren’t called to “slumber our life away.” Our 45th President appears to be like the Energizer Bunny, reportedly sleeping less than fours a night, and still going strong. Others get too much sleep. The Scriptures equate too much sleep or rest with slothfulness (Prov.6:9). The lesson’s clear-there’s a time for sleep, and a time to be watchful. Some may recall the record of Jesus rhetorically admonishing his soporific disciples, after previously entreating them to be on guard, “Are you still sleeping and resting?” Were they dullards? Obtuse? Would we have fared differently? Our nation has an unfortunate track record for sleeping when we should be watchful-missing critical signpost along the way.