Monday, September 20, 2010

making the sabbath day holy

I'm living into the fourth commandment: "Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy."

Officially, I'm on vacation right now.  But this is not just about "time off."  Vacation typically entails going somewhere or doing something.  That's not the case right now.  I'm staying here in Waco, and the only place I am going is the doctor's office tomorrow morning.

But sabbath means a lot more than vacation, and I'd prefer to think of what I'm doing as sabbath, rather than vacation.  Sabbath is a time of fruitful rest, an opportunity to let the fields lay fallow so that the nutrients can be restored.  It means that instead of working for God, I'm letting God work on me.

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