Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sweet Sabbath

photo credit:  Benjamin Choate
"The rest of God -- the rest God gladly gives so we might discover that part of God we're missing -- is not a reward for finishing.  It's not a bonus for work well done.
photo credit:  Benjamin Choate

It's sheer gift.  It is a stop-work order in the midst of work that's never complete, never polished.  Sabbath is not the break we're allocated at the tail end of completing all our tasks and chores, the fulfillment of all our obligations.  It's the rest we take smack dab in the middle of them, without apology, without guilt, and for no better reason than God told us we could." 
~Mark Buchanan

1 comment:

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Amen and Amen... and beautiful photos!