Walking out of Worry, Day 7


Day 7 of our journey is to learn how to have an active Sabbath. God gave us a pattern: work 6 of 7 days a week. The Sabbath day is when we switch gears and learn how to “re-create,” to bond with life instead of being “workers” all of the time.

Sabbath’s main value is to delight. Here’s an observation: we are not delightful people. Just look at FB and we’ll see that people are stressed, opinionated, worried, and angry, and mostly about menial things.

Sabbath trains is to rest and to know limits, to trust that a day without working (and earning) will not leave us vulnerable. Sabbath, then, is an exercise in grace. Grace, Robert Farrar Capon said, is like a lame man riding on an escalator.

Trust, delight, and rest.

So, engage in Sabbath today. Enjoy something that re-creates you. Snap a picture and tag it with #ictworryfree.

I cooked french toast and eggs for my family, enjoyed 2 good cups of coffee, and will watch football today.


Published by joeskillen

I'm a husband, dad of 2, Pastor at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita, KS.

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