Tuesday, September 29
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Sabbath Saturday-Finding a Place of Rest

We are acquiring our child back from camp and then abandoning him as we go to Bremerton for a brief over-nighter. There is getting away from work in all of those things!

How about you?

“Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week. ”
―     Alice Walker,     In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose

At Rest Yellowstone, 2008
At Rest
Yellowstone, 2008

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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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