Heavenly Father, thank you for the chance to rest. Thank you for the opportunity we have had to celebrate the coming of Christ with extended family over the Christmas break. Please help us as a family to keep our eyes firmly fixed on him this year. Please help me to serve you well this year as I seek to help out students keep looking to Jesus throughout all their lives. Keep me longing for the great rest that is coming, the time when all sorrow and sin is gone and we can enjoy your new creation forever. Please help us to rest in the love of Christ and know his peace until that day.