Saturday, May 23, 2015

Blessed Through Rest

Taking a sabatical reminds people to cut some time into their schedule to "Come apart before you come apart." Widows need sabaticals too. It's a time to read a verse, say a prayer or just sit down for a moment to practice the fine art of doing nothing.

I don't know if you've ever read the book of Numbers in the Bible, but honestly? It's a little dry. Unless you get excited about finding out how many men age 30-50 were in each tribe of ancient Israel it's probably like reading the US Census report.

Every once in a while, though, God bursts out of those numbers with a blast of blessing and rest for our souls. Just like He does in daily life; in the midst of the grind we find everyday grace.

Won't you take a moment of sabatical this weekend and be still? Big breath in, big breath out. Let the words of this blessing cover you and your day:
 
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face to shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)
In closing this week I'd like to say a big "Thank you" to Linda Lint for filling in for me. There's so much to glean from her posts covering the 1st - 3rd year anniversary dates of her love's passing. I highly recommend visiting yesterday's post on Sparrow Scrolls to find out about the 4th year of "Happy Heaven-Day." 

Looking ahead to next week I know you'll appreciate the reflections of my blogging friend Kathy. Have a very good weekend and a precious Memorial Day here in the US on Monday. ferree

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