Saturday, July 27, 2013
Butterfly, Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park, July 2013
So then, a sabbath rest still remains for the people of God; for those who enter God's rest also cease from their labors as God did from his. Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest
For us, the Sabbath is not about rules, but a relationship.
It is not a specific day as it is for our Jewish brothers and sisters (and I honor that), but a way of being, of living in relationship with God.
Do we trust God to cease from labor and enter into God's rest?
Someone much wiser than I once said that a sabbath is when we do that which brings us the most joy.
I believe that we honor God by honoring God's gift of the Sabbath to us. The rhythm of work and ceasing from work flows from God's very act of creation.
I also believe that because it is not about rules, but a relationship that it is transformative if we allow ourselves to participate in its gift for us.