Yesterday early in the afternoon I finished my sermon for tomorrow. For anyone who’s a pastor, you will understand the significance of this.
A free Saturday!!
Actually, I always endeavour to finish my Sunday prep before my kids are home from school on Fridays. That’s my goal, though I’m not always successful. Because from Friday evening till Saturday evening my family and I observe Sabbath.
But since I successful was this week, it meant that even after sleeping in this morning I had no work I had to do. And so know what I did?
I read The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings Part 3) for roughly three hours.
In fact, for part of that time I read while laying on the couch in our living room, with our two dogs sleeping on top of me warming my feet.
It was great. Restful. Freeing.
Sometimes doing nothing means doing something—something important, life-giving, rejuvenating.
Sometimes it’s important to stop what you are normally responsible for doing.
Sometimes we need to stop thinking about work and obligations.
Sometimes we need reminding that when we stop, the world doesn’t end. The universe doesn’t revolve around you and me.
In other words, God’s got this.
This is why I love Sabbath.
If you were to take a Sabbath, what would you do that gives you life?