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Sunday, January 17, 2016


I am diverging from the lectionary, today.  That feels less than liturgical, but Hebrews 4 keeps coming to mind, and although parts of it have been a part of my reading recently, I thought I'd just sit down and read the whole thing tonight.

"There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God" (Hebrews 4:9, NIV).

I have never been very good at observing Sabbath on Sundays.  Today was no exception, and that's OK, as long as I observe Sabbath some day.  It seems that it is more natural for me to "binge Sabbath" (that's a thing, because I just made it up).  It is probably something like binge vacationing (I made that up, too).  The problem with this, however, is that we need regular rest.  I have to get better at this, because I know that regular rest is far more refreshing than running until you burn out. 

"God again set a certain day, calling it, 'Today'" (Hebrews 4:7a).

Phrases about, "today," keep showing up.  For a long time, I think I have been focused on yesterday... or tomorrow...  I should probably start using, "today," well.  Perhaps there is time, yet, for today to include Sabbath.


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