Sunday, October 4, 2020

Sabbath Sanctuary: Graceful Restraint

Happy Sunday. Happy Sabbath. I pray you are resting this Sabbath. Just a few lovely pictures and beautiful, holy words for your sabbath. 

“Rest shows us who God is. He has restraint. Restraint is refraining from doing everything that one has the power to do. We must never mistake God's restraint for weakness. The opposite is true. God shows restraint; therefore, restraint is holy.” Matthew Sleeth, 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life

“Sabbath is a time to transition from human doings to human beings.” Matthew Sleeth, 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life

“We cannot turn back the hands of time. Our 24/7 world is not going to change. Life will only get more intense. New communication tools, nanotechnology, and human engineering will increase the number of tasks an individual can do simultaneously. We will look back with nostalgia at the 24/7 world once these “advances” make 48/7 a reality. If we wish to have a weekly day of rest, it will no longer happen as a societal default. It will happen only as a result of a conscious choice.” Matthew Sleeth, 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life


“The bow cannot be always bent without fear of breaking. Repose is as needful to the mind as sleep to the body. . .Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength. . .It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less. 

     Matthew Sleeth, 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life

 “Thou madest us for Thyself, and our heart is restless until it rests in Thee.” Augustine of Hippo

The rhythm of work and rest seems to help us function more purposefully and energetically, living in the responsive obedience to the pattern God designed for us.” Lynne M. Baab 

“A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like a summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the joyous day of the whole week.” Henry Ward Beecher

I pray that you have a wonderful, restful, grace-filled sabbath.

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