Saturday, March 09, 2013

A Snow-Forced Sabbath

Today, Denver is expecting 8-14 inches of snow. It's coming down and expected to come down for the rest of the day.

And what I love about days like today is...Snow Days force us to slow down.

Our culture has become proficient at refusing rest, but you have to be more intentional to miss the opportunity to slow down and enjoy your family on a day like today.

It's interesting what we've done with God's command for Sabbath rest. We have convinced ourselves that we are free from the old Law. We're grateful to Jesus and Paul for enacting and announcing our freedom from those 613 commands in the Old Testament.

But days like today remind me that the rhythm we were given in the first seven days of Creation aren't incidental. Our bodies need rest just as God modeled for us on day seven.

And we ignore our need for Sabbath to our own demise.


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