Sabbath Saturday-Resting in Fellowship

I'm in the DC area attending ChurchQuake. It is great to be with same-minded people and very restful of mind, body, and spirit.

How about you?

“I felt like time was a great sea, and I was floating on the back of a turtle, and no sails broke the horizon.”
― Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Sea Turtle at the Baltimore Aquarium
Sea Turtle at the Baltimore Aquarium

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What is Sabbath and why is this post on Saturday? Sabbath is the time that is set aside, scripturally, to rest from work and to make the day holy (Genesis 2:1-3). Traditionally, this goes from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. Why sundown to sundown? Because Genesis 1:3 states that there was evening and then there was morning that first day. In early Christian tradition, many followers of Jesus were from Jewish communities that would observe Sabbath and Temple tradition on Friday/Saturday and they had to figure out how/when to do their Christian worship. A day for Jewish holiness and a day for Christian holiness and resurrection celebration is generally viewed as the way things developed over time.

So the questions or points are: How do we find a day of rest? How do we make it holy? The same root word for holy as is used to develop the word health. So maybe another way of looking at the question is--how do we find healing?

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© post, photo, Terri Stewart

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#findingGod #rest #Sabbath

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  1. Jamie Dedes said on August 31, 2013
    Reblogged this on INTO THE BARDO, A BLOGAZINE and commented: ... and it being Saturday and a Sabbath celebration for many people, we are reblogging our own Terri Stewart's Saturday post ...
  2. Renee Espriu said on August 31, 2013
    Glad you are well and getting rested. Turtles are my totem and I especially like the sea turtle. Wonderful photo. Take care.
  3. scillagrace said on September 3, 2013
    Is rest holier than work? Is one day holier than another? Are all one? Is all imbued with sanctity? Respectfully queried...
    1. Terri said on September 3, 2013
      Isn't it always a both/and? That being said, the thing, IMHO, we most often forget is resting.

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