Monday, June 14, 2010

Sabbath Rest

"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work... For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it." -Exodus 20:8-10

"The exodus command, with its call to imitation, plays on a hidden irony: we mimic God in order to remember that we are not God." -Mark Buchanan, The Rest of God. I am not God. The world will not fall apart if I take a break. Hallelujah! He knows my weakness and has made provision for weekly rest!

After teaching a session on how to observe the Sabbath last weekend, I was so blessed by His sweet gift of Sabbath this weekend. During this year of Homeland Ministry before we head to Uganda, Sabbath on Sunday doesn't always happen. So it was a rare treat!

#1990. a little sleep in time
#1991. no responsibility in this morning's service
#1992. young lives surrendered to God
#1993. the hope and energy of youth
#1994. youth sunday
#1995. that You never let us go!
#1996. family naptime#1997. stormy weather

#1998. a glorious display of Your power
#1999. playing a card game with my boys

#2000. time alone with You
#2001. a reminder to inquire of You before making a plan
#2002. Tea from Africa from Jo Coppedge

#2003. family movie night#2004. a warm cozy nest of pillows

#2005. the buttery smell of popcorn
#2006. little hands digging in
#2007. silly Curious George
#2008. wrapped up in love
#2009. a heart-warming movie with my man
#2010. prayers together
#2011. ending our day with You

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