Good Morning, God!
In just a few minutes I will be off to the 7 a.m. service. My friend Becky is giving the sermon this Laity Sunday, and I’m looking forward to hearing her. And the best thing of all, God, is that I can return home and nap.
I have nothing that needs doing. Nothing pending. And tomorrow is a holiday, Labor Day, that will really BE a holiday for me. How good it is, God, to rest totally.
I’m smiling just looking at the rainbow. It is a sign of Your Promises, God. I think specifically the promise was to never send another flood. Hmmm. The seas are slowly rising — covering low-lying atolls. Does having the oceans rise not count as a “flood?” Ah, such questions, God! And, truthfully, I am quite certain I don’t want You to answer. I cannot truly rest and refrain from working if I allow my heart to be troubled.
That is kind of tricky, God, because I am looking at science and seeing what is going on around me. But with Your help, I am finding my Peace in You.
It is all about letting go. I am not in-charge. Things will play out as they will. I am realizing that True Rest is stepping outside of my world — filled with its worries — and stepping into Your Universe. Stepping out of my time and slipping into Your Time.
I think it was Abraham Heschel who called the Sabbath a Doorway into God’s Time. I love that idea, God! And I went back to watch a video I did a few years ago — God’s Time. It really helps me slip in through that doorway. Please, God, help me open that door in my heart.