Throughout December we walked through different gifts that the Lord has freely given us, his children, but often we leave wrapped. Sunday, December 15, I spoke on the gift of rest, what the bible calls sabbath. If you were unable to attend, you can watch the service in its entirety HERE. Throughout the week following, I was blown away at the amount of emails, calls, text messages, and conversations created around a topic that obviously resonated with many of you. I want you to know that we heard you!
The topic revealed that the pace of life kept by so many of us is not only unsustainable, but actually violates a core principle in us. We are wired for, and all need, a weekly rhythm of rest. In Mark 2 Jesus tells his disciples, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” The Sabbath was given as a gift from God for the needs of man, not man created to meet the requirements of the Sabbath. It’s more than a law to obey, it’s a need of our souls. So the question remains – “How do I experience Sabbath?”
We wanted to provide some resources, books, articles, etc. that will help you start the conversation with the Lord personally, and with those closest to you. It’s a journey that is not for the faint of heart, but the rewards are rich! Come to the site as often as you like, as we will be updating and refreshing the materials here regularly for the next few weeks and months. We want to give you the best opportunity to invite this practice into your life and the lives of your family members. I love you church!