Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Sabbath


What ever happened to the Sabbath? A day of rest? Everyone is so busy going here and there, working, etc. that they don't take a day to rest. The body needs rest to recoup and regroup.

I was raised in a Mennonite church where Sunday was considered a day of no work. A time to visit family or friends. A time to stay at home and rest. I was recently reminded of this as I read a book about the Amish by Beverly Lewis http://www.beverlylewis.com/ME2/Sites/Default.asp. The Amish take it one step further and make sure they have meals prepared the day before so they don't have to cook on Sunday. I remember one instance as a teenager that we were visiting my grandfather. I took my cross-stitch along so I wouldn't be bored. Grandpa was not impressed. He said I shouldn't be working on Sunday. Now, mind you, I don't consider cross-stitch work. It was a way of creativity and relaxation for me.

My point for today....take a day of rest. Refuel your bodies so they can be the temple that God created them to be.

I'm attaching my latest piece of work...okay okay...I did the work on Saturday!

3 comments:

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

What a great reminder Valerie. It's something that's very hard for me. I think the enemy wants to make us feel guilty for slowing down and taking a rest. It's a wonderful thing to know that God wants us to rest and has actually commanded it in His word.
:)

Jo Castillo said...

Valerie, I like your boxes, nice work. And I like to rest, too. :)

Jo

Kuehn Family said...

Great post Valerie, I absolutely agree that a day of rest is no more! Taking the time for life, slowing down, and enjoying our families through Christ!!!

Love Much, Katherine