Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. 2 And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. 3 So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.
As you know, God created man and woman on the sixth day of creation, so day 7 was the first day of life for people. God commanded that they rest on that first day of life and then get on to the business of stewarding creation. Rest, then work. Sabbath is a simple rhythm. Not hard to understand at all. It’s the keeping of the Sabbath that’s hard in our modern world.
Like most other people I’m thinking about resolutions for 2020. If you’ve read this blog for any length of time you know that keeping the Sabbath as been a focus on mine for years. You’d think I’d have it down by now, but I don’t. It’s something I have to constantly lean into if Sabbath is going to be a reality in my life. And even then Sabbath can be elusive. So keeping Sabbath is something I want to re-affirm as a focus for my life in 2020. There may be other things I commit to doing in 2020, but this will be a very high priority.
And as we start another year in the scriptures I want to thank you for reading this blog. I know that the content of my writing is so-so at best, but I trust that God enters into this space we share and does something of value despite my shortcomings as a writer. Lord thank you for the grace you pour out in this space to both the writer and the readers. Amen.