The Sabbath is an Adventure!

If you turn your foot from the Sabbath from doing your own pleasure on my Holy day and call the Sabbath a delight and the holy day of the Lord honorable, If you honor it, not going about your own ways or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly; then you shall take delight in the Lord… Isaiah 58:13-14a ESV

Ever hear the expression “Sunday driver”? That was someone who driving too slowly and just enjoying the scenery. If you are like me maybe sometimes you flash your lights or mutter under your breath about how they are holding up traffic. But how about making time next Sunday to take a slow drive in the country after church? If your schedule is too full to do that, maybe you need to boldly wipe it clean. It isn’t a sin to slow down.

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Do you remember walking out of school for the first day of summer vacation when you were a kid? The idea of months of unscheduled time ahead felt like an adventure. In our childhood imagination and the sky was the limit as to what was possible. The same holds true for the Sabbath. There are endless possibilities as to the blessings that God will fit into it when we launch out into the adventure in faith of what God gave His Sabbath to be!

 

No more snow landscapes for me!

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But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,        William Shakespeare
I am so weary already of Winter. It is such harsh beauty that today I need to remember Summer. William Shakespeare, chose the beauty of Summer to compare to the one he loved. There is hidden beneath the gentle sound of the waves and the call of  the gulls a reminder of an eternal Summer is promised to us who have placed our
trust in the hands of the creator of all the seasons.

Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. Matthew 24:32