A Time for Sabbath

This week, my family and I have enjoyed some vacation time with our extended family in Florida. It has been a wonderful and refreshing week, and I appreciate you allowing us to be away and giving us the time to be renewed and restored. We look forward to being back with you soon.

Vacation time is important to our well-being. It’s so important, that God commanded we have a time of sabbath — or rest from our work. When God created the heavens and earth, God rested on the seventh day. In Exodus, God commanded the Israelites to “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy,” (Exodus 20:8). But in our fast paced society, we often overlook the need for rest and sabbath. Sabbath can come in the form of a day off, a vacation, or a retreat. What are some of the ways you find sabbath in your life? How might your life be different if you practiced the discipline of observing sabbath?

While I am away this Sunday, I am excited that you will have the opportunity to hear from one of my friends and colleagues in ministry, the Reverend Lindsey Solomon from the United Methodist Children’s Home. I first met Lindsey when she was a freshman at LaGrange College, and we have remained friends since then. Through her work in the United Methodist Children’s Home and foster care support, I believe Lindsey will bring a wonderful and unique perspective to our Miracles series. I have already told her about all of you and I am thrilled you will have the chance to be with her in worship this Sunday.

We will return to Royston on Sunday night and look forward to seeing all of you next week. Have a wonderful weekend and God bless!

Grace and peace,