Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Sabbath - Think delight not don’t

The Lord’s Day was a big thing as I grew up in church in North East Scotland. It was the day we did nothing except go to church. We didn’t:
  • Watch TV
  • go shopping (even if you could find one open)
  • go out to play
  • play golf (in fact the golf course was closed even to non Christian’s )
  • do housework 
  • put our washing out
  • go to work (the trawlers didn’t leave the harbour till the ‘back o Sunday’ - a second past midnight.
Sunday equalled ‘don’t’ when it should have meant delight!

Check out this quote from Dan Allender from his book Sabbath.

The Sabbath is an invitation to enter delight. The Sabbath, when experienced as God intended, is the best day of our lives. Without question or thought, it is the best day of the week. It is the day we anticipate on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday—and the day we remember on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Sabbath is the holy time where we feast, play, dance, have sex, sing, pray, laugh, tell stories, read, paint, walk, and watch creation in its fullness. Few people are willing to enter the Sabbath and sanctify it, to make it holy, because a full day of delight and joy is more than most people can bear in a lifetime, let alone a week.