“Sabbath is that uncluttered time and space in which we can distance ourselves from our own activities enough to see what God is doing.” Eugene Peterson
On the seventh day God rested – not because He was tired nor could Adam have been tired – he was only 1 day old! The model of reflection and refreshing the soul was an original desire of our Creator. What has happened to the Sabbath over the years? At first, it was an example given by Jehovah and no real instruction was given as to how it was observed. As part of the Mosaic Covenant the Sabbath was a clear marker for the people of God – set aside an entire day to rest, reflect, remember and rejoice in God! Jesus kept the Sabbath and gave some very specific instructions as to the abuses of the Jews regarding the 4th Commandment. As Lord of the Sabbath, Jesus fulfilled this command so what do we do about it? Should we still obey the 7th day model? Is Sunday the 'Christian Sabbath' or is it under Grace and we can ignore it? All of these questions I will tackle Sunday – join us – invite others who may be asking these same questions.
See you Sunday!