Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Quiet

We had a wonderful week with my folks last week, and a very nice Thanksgiving, but we are very tired. Dad and Mom are on their way home and we are praying for their safety on the long journey. It is so wonderful to just enjoy a restful Sunday together - to quietly relax and reflect after worship and fellowship this morning, and to honor our 'Sabbath Day' as a day set aside for the Lord. We looked at this verse in Sunday School this morning.

Isaiah 58:13
13 “ If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath,
From doing your pleasure on My holy day,
And call the Sabbath a delight,
The holy day of the LORD honorable,
And shall honor Him, not doing your own ways,
Nor finding your own pleasure,
or speaking your own words,
14 Then you shall delight yourself in the LORD;
And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth,
And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father.
The mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
As New Testament Christians, we generally celebrate Sunday as the 'new Sabbath', because it was on the first day of the week that Christ was raised from the dead. However, I believe that it is not the specific day that honors God as much as setting aside one day each week for Him, for the refreshment of our bodies as well as spiritual encouragement. What an amazing reward He has for those who put aside their own pleasures for one day to call the day the Lord's and delight in Him. He will hide us in the safety of His hand in the high places and cause us to find our joy and contentment in Him. Priase the Lord!

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