Lent 2020: Week 4 – Rest

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

How do you sabbath?

Rev. Sam shares her story of sabbath on page 25 of the pamphlet, “The Sanctuary for Lent 2020.” She shares a story of how her world and how her sabbath changed after having a child. Everything changed. The Bible tells us to keep the sabbath holy.

Do you have a routine or an activity that helps you celebrate “sabbath?” Rev. Sam explains that cooking and doing meal prep while listening to music is critical to her being. She is able to hear all the noises, from slicing food to the lyrics of songs to feel her spirit and soul. She’s able to recognize her pains and her joys. In doing these things she is able to feed her body, mind and soul, gain nourishment and a renewed spirit.

How do I sabbath?

• I write and share on this blog site. It is relaxing and stimulating all wrapped up together.

• I worship with my friends and family on Sunday’s and share in communion.

• I spend quality time my Esther’s Circle Women’s group at church.

• I engage in interesting conversations with my coworkers with about religion and politics.

• I stay connected with friends through texting.

• I take pictures of nature: trees, flowers, ponds, lakes, birds…lots of things.

• I go for a drive on roads less traveled sometimes with the radio on and sometimes in silence.

• I spend time with my family.

• I pray.

As you can tell, I try to stay connected but it is also good to spend time alone with God. Sit in the silence and listen for God’s voice. He speaks in a small still voice. When we sabbath, we admit we need God’s help.

ειρήνη – “Peace” in Greek, reference listed below. 

~Peace~ειρήνη~Charlotte 🌻🙏🏻❣️