by Darla Noble
He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. Therefore the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”
I have a confession to make. I’m not very good at doing nothing. In fact, I stink at it. I come from a long line of farmers and until a few short years ago, my days were spent caring for my four kids, 500-600 momma sheep (and their babies during lambing season), a greenhouse, and a BIG garden.
So yeah, doing nothing just wasn’t on my radar. It’s still not. Even with the health problems I have (kidneys are highly overrated), I still feel like I’m doing something wrong if I’m not doing something.
Today’s verse says otherwise, though. Today’s verse tells me that God wants…expects me to spend a day resting, refueling, and just being. I’m trying to, but I sure could use your prayers on this one. How about we pray for each other that we can all yield to God to take a day of rest and let God fill our bodies, hearts, and minds with what He wants for us.
God, Help me understand that the Sabbath isn’t just a good idea, but that it is something You expect of me. In the Name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.