Heaven and Earth were finished,
down to the last detail.
By the seventh day
God had finished his work.
On the seventh day
he rested from all his work.
God blessed the seventh day.
He made it a Holy Day
Because on that day he rested from his work,
all the creating God had done.
Genesis 2:1-4 (The Message)
We know the story well and we understand what it means…at least the resting part!!! Or do we really know about the resting part and what it means within our own lives and then, of course, how our own life evolves into others’ lives??
Three generations back
my family had only
to light a candle
and the world parted.
Today, Friday afternoon,
I disconnect clocks and phones.
When night fills my house
I begin saving
by Marcia Falk
(as printed in Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, And Delight in Our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller)
Watch the news, set your mind on your problems, health issues, etc., and you will understand why you need Sabbath time. The phone rings constantly and there never seems to be a time when you can be away from it all.
Just a wee bit of time to rest, to pray, to listen to music or sit in the silence so that you can refresh your soul, heart and mind and reconnect to God who you seem to push away at times. Well, you are in charge of your life so take charge,
“Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits...” A.A. Milne
Maybe you sit in a room, lights turned low and you light a candle and take some deep breaths and exhales to relax your overworked and over-stimulated everything. Have a sense of the gifts you have and how you have been blessed and how you can take those blessings and shower them elsewhere.
May you have a wonderful summer. Take time to breath and pray. Take time to remember who you are and whose you are!!