Rest – Gratitude Rant #5

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“And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

“And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it…”
(Genesis 2:2-3)

I can’t even tell you how much I love those two verses!

We work pretty hard around here all week long, taking care of one project or another. Burning the candle at both ends seems to be more the norm than the exception, because no matter how hard I try, I just can’t quite seem to “get it all done” in a mere 24 hours.

When Sunday rolls around, however, we totally switch gears.

The hoe and the tiller are laid aside. Building projects sit abandoned. Butchering? Gardening? Food preservation? Forget about it!

Sunday is special. It’s the Sabbath.

We don’t spend much time sittin’ on our duffs though… Around here, Sunday is the Lord’s day — and that means service. It means worship. It means fellowship.

Heck, in some ways, Sunday is the busiest day of the week. I certainly feel exhausted whenever I finally roll into bed. But there’s just something about it that renews my soul. It reminds me of the words of the Savior:

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

“For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
(Matthew 11:29-30)

Sunday may be busy, but it gives me the rest that my spirit needs — and I am SO grateful for it!

You also might like last year’s rant:
Laughter – Gratitude Rant #5
Cuz honestly, who doesn’t like to be thankful?!
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