Over these past eight months we have been learning the discipline of rest. That it must be worked for, planned for, and given a place of honor within the family timeline. Rest, true and deep, gives us strength for the coming week. It fuels and motivates our long & diligent weekdays. And at the week’s end, we delight. We all do.
I have been drawn to the idea of keeping Sabbath for some time. I can recall in a very real fashion what a Jewish Sabbath looks like in Israel – the hubbub of the markets as families rush to have everything prepared in time and the empty streets and closed shops that follow.
Michelle Garrels has put together a beautifully crafted piece on the topic. I hope you too find it welcoming, intriguing and encouraging.