The sun has not set on this day quite yet, but we are preparing for a day of rest tomorrow. After a week of many LONG and full days (saved from being completely draining by my birthday indulgences only, I believe) I know that I need this. I wrapped up an afternoon of study yesterday feeling totally blechy and And now that I no longer have full Sundays there is no reason that Sundays can’t be sabbath for me and, at the moment, there is no reason they can’t be sabbath for Kev either.
No reason save for that sense one who has never kept sabbath has in their bones, that being, that it is impossible to stop working for a whole day. I am conscious of how much I need to read for this coming week and it is hard to fathom not reading a word of it, but sabbath is a commandment that I have frequently ignored. Sabbath is a need I have rarely pursued. Sabbath is a gift I have rarely received. And it is time.
We have been inspired by new friends to truly try to keep sabbath. So tomorrow we begin with two worship services (just worshipping!), perhaps a hike, no cooking (i baked a loaf of applesauce bread and kev’s making a lasagna tonight- after sundown- we’re not quite to total sabbath keeping! oh, and there will be plenty if any other sabbath keepers want to join us), loafing, enjoying each other’s company… ah… and the reading will wait.
Please pray a blessing on this new commitment we are making.