Thursday, August 29, 2013


Sabbath comes from the Hebrew word that means "to cease, to stop working."

"Sabbath provides for us ... rhythm for an entire reorientation of our lives around the living God. On Sabbaths we imitate God by stopping our work and resting. . . .

"Our culture knows nothing of setting aside a whole day (twenty-four hours) to rest and delight in God. Like most, I always considered it an optional extra, not something absolutely essential to discipleship.... Living in a fallen world is much like being in a blizzard. Without the Sabbath, we easily find ourselves lost and unsure of the larger picture of God and our lives. I am convinced that nothing less than an understanding of Sabbath as a command from God, as well as an incredible invitation, will enable us to grab hold of this rope God offers us." (Rope referring to a line to safety in a blizzard)

"The Sabbath calls us to build the doing of nothing into our schedule each week."

- Peter Scazzero, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, p. 163, 165.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Pastor Kevin,
Many days my mind and body are desperate for the rest of the Sabbath. But with the silence and lack of activity the painful thoughts come in and make the Sabbath a very unhappy day for me.
Sally (btw, sorry you left,,, i worked a night with you and staff and liked it )