“Jesus said, ‘Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.'” (Mark 6:31, NLT)
Every Sunday, we should feel so loved that God blesses us with a day of rest. Sabbath Day is a part of the Creation Story, it’s a part of the story of how we were created. The day of rest is part of our being. So what do you to relax and rest?
On my way to worship service every Sunday, I sing “Jesus loves me this I know.” The children’s song reminds me of God’s love for me, my ability to love others through Christ, and to receive the gift of love. After Sunday worship before the COVID virus, we enjoyed dinner as a family or with members of our Woodland Family. Sharing stories and laughing around good food was always refreshing. Now we come home and enjoy family dinner together. After clearing the table, my family naps.
I’m not a napper but my family loves a Sunday nap. So I usually read and listen to music while they nap. Currently Graves to Gardens by Elevation Worship, Counting Stars by Andrew Peterson, Folk Hymnal, Anticipation by Bryan and Katie Torwalt, and Evensong by Keith and Kristen Getty are on my playlist. Listen to Graves and Gardens. Wow!
Currently, I’m reading The Jesus I Never Knew by Phillip Yancey.
We’ve been playing a couple of games as a family that are so much fun. One was a gift, Ticket to Ride that we received on Pastor’s Appreciation Day. Trust me we get very competitive playing, my wife and daughter are brutal. The other game is quicker and just as fun, Phase 10. You might want to check them out for your family or to play with friends. Chris and Rachel love to play both games with their small group.
I’m so grateful that God gives us a day of worship and rest. I’m so grateful for how nourished and refreshed I am after a Sabbath Day. Are you taking Sabbath worship and rest? What do you do? How do you spend the day with your family? I love to hear from you.