Lent 2019 | Day 22: Sabbath

I missed posting yesterday. It wasn’t intentional. I just happened that my schedule was packed with a few other things. I am not all that good at writing ahead. I like to write as something hits me. That’s part of the reason I have had stretches of little to no writing.

So, today I will put out two posts. This one explaining what I came away with yesterday, and the one for today.

Yesterday one of my brothers, had tickets to a major league baseball game, and since my mom wasn’t able to go, I got the seat! I love watching baseball live. There is something about the rhythm of the game I find soothing. Even though my team lost, I had a good time. Enjoyed spending time with family.

selective focus grayscale photography of baseball
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The thought that hit me and I would like to share is this: the command to observe the Sabbath is more important than we realize. 

I often wonder why we don’t do it. I don’t want to get into which day of the week is the Sabbath, although I am sure that could lead to interesting discussions. I just want to briefly look at why we should take time for Sabbath. A time for rest.

We are not designed to go forever. We have a limited warranty and if we don’t take care to rest we will wear ourselves out. Literally.

God did not make us to work ourselves to death. Work has a value too, don’t get me wrong. But, when we do not rest we cannot appreciate all of the other aspects of life. Running on emotional, spiritual, relational, and physical fumes for an extended period of time will have devastating results on us, in all the areas mentioned.

We have to learn to slow down and do things that make us feel alive. That reminds us there are moments worth our time to enjoy. Yesterday I enjoyed a baseball game. And it was great… even though my team lost.

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I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, husband, father, and author. I am an avid Cubs fan and a lover of Chicago-style Deep Dish pizza.

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