We’ve begun to celebrate Sabbath in a more intentional way this summer. Like Carol Brazo, author of No Ordinary Home, “We patted the concept of Sabbath on the head like a pet monkey. Nice little concept. Sweet idea. We did not stop to learn it.” Still, God tugged at our hearts, calling us to sit at His feet on His day.
This is our second week of setting aside the normal duties of life from Saturday evening to Sunday evening, and already we have received a greater measure of His peace, closer communion with Him, and rejuvenation in our bodies and renewal in our spirits.
We’ve set aside cleaning, cooking, planning, organizing, and thinking about what we will do on Monday. We’ve embraced sitting still, enjoying board games and charades, ball games and swimming. Next week we hope to incorporate a lovely dinner and communion meal together on Saturday night. We look forward to sweetening the celebration by using our creative gifts to create an atmosphere of worship; examining Scripture with fresh eyes, and teaching His precepts to our children; and inviting others to join us in our Sabbath celebrations.
As we move forward in our journey, we invite you to walk along with us. Ask the Lord how He wants you and your family to celebrate Sabbath. You could also consider outside resources for inspiration: Carol Brazo’s No Ordinary Home, Karen Mains’ Making Sunday Special, or Doorposts’ A Day of Delight. Just be careful to make sure you don’t use the books in place of God’s direct guidance. He is faithful to show us the way He has for us when we seek Him.
Join us…As We Walk.