Finding time to rest is so important. We all know it, but sometimes it’s so hard to give ourselves permission to sit down and breathe for more than a few moments. That’s why God invented the sabbath (Sunday), I think. Not especially for us to go to church and sit down with our congregations for an hour (although that is a good use of a Sunday as well) – but most of all because we need time to rest, to regroup, to recover from a week of hard work before we throw ourselves out into another week of much to-do.
I grew up with a lot of rules around this special day of the week, some of them were good (those I’ve kept) – others were not and tended to turn away from the main thing: finding rest in our selves and in our life + having time for God and our faith.
I love to think about how much God knows about us humans, much more than we know ourselves. I love to think how much God wants us to take care of us in the middle of it all; so we can be the best us that is and take on our everyday life with new-found energy from a slow day of rest and rekindling our faith in both God and us selves.
And Jesus concluded, “The Sabbath was made for the good of human beings; they were not made for the Sabbath.
Blessings for the week ahead.