As I try to listen to “soul cravings” this year, Sabbath draws me again and again. Is it because I feel tired and want to “just” sit down and get away from the busyness? Or is it something more I crave?
“God has created, called, and gifted each one of us as an expression of divine character and love. But our service to God grows out of relationship with God. Sabbath reminds us that all things are not held together by us or through our efforts. Sabbath reminds us that we are created for God and, as God’s children for relationship with one another. Sabbath is learning to say no. Sabbath is taking time away. Sabbath is seeing that all God’s work is very good.
“Our very busyness keeps us from the holy task of being still and remembering that God alone is God. Our Lord invested daily time in solitude and communion with God. We can do no better than to follow Jesus’ example.”
(From “Evening and Morning,” reading for Tuesday, June 14 by L. Joseph Rosas III in The Upper Room Disciplines 2011: A Book of Daily Devotions, and appeared on July 8, 2013 at http://daily.upperroom.org/ )
How will you take Sabbath time this week?