It was so great to have Keri Wyatt Kent guide us with an invitation into a simple Sabbath rhythm. Keri did a fantastic job outlining the scriptural invitation of Sabbath as a gift to be opened each week. The question I keep coming back to is whether we can ever “experience the unconditional love of God if we don’t stop striving long enough to receive it.”
She then asked two important questions to guide our Sabbath practice. “What is one thing you wish you had more time for, and what is something you wish to be free from?” If you couldn’t be with us last night, please make some time to listen.
Over the course of these next two weeks, can we choose one day each week for a simple Sabbath practice? Keri’s invitation is so wise. Let’s not start with a burdensome heroic Sabbath practice involving fifteen things from which we abstain or engage.
Let’s simply rest from one thing. What do you long to be free from? Is it some chore or task, maybe a responsibility, your phone, or maybe it is worry or fear? And let’s intentionally spend time doing one thing. What do you wish you had more time for? Is it taking a walk, reading, a meal with friends or family, or maybe even taking a nap.