What is Spring Break?
Is Spring Break a time to go to the Zoo, play tennis, go disc golfing, watch Cinderella and build pine wood derby cars with sisters, and have late-night discussions with parents? Definitely! (I did all those things, and it was awesome!)? But I think Spring Break can, and should, be something more. It should also be a time to rest, refocus, and realign our relationships with God and with others. (Which I also did!)
It should be a mid-semester Sabbath, of sorts.
God instituted the weekly Sabbath in order to force His children to stop, get their heads out of the daily grind of work, and focus solely on Him. Just as He rested the seventh day, we must rest too.
Similarly, Spring Break provides the opportunity for us to get our heads out of our textbooks and look at the larger context of life. It allows us to evaluate our priorities and our trajectory for the semester: "Am I where I need to be at this point in the semester?" It also allows us to evaluate our spiritual trajectory by asking the same question. Spring break should refuel us mentally, physically, and spiritually for the final 8-week push to the end. I can gratefully say mine did that.
So to all students everywhere, defend your Spring Break Sabbath! You won't regret it!