Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shabbat Shalom!

We finally started our Sabbath tradition. We have been intending to, talking about, and planning this for months, but it all came together this week. We will continue to have a Sabbath meal every Sat. from now on. We will also work hard to not work hard for the 24 hrs following the Sabbath meal.
I am so excited to see the provision and protection that follows as we sacrifice this time in honor of the Lord. Shane and I feel strongly that God put laws in place for our provision and protection. Although we are no longer under that law, because of Christ's fulfillment of the law, there are still reasons He instituted those laws in the first place.
In our Christian culture we still hold the other 9 commandments in high regard: Thou shall not steal, though shall not commit adultery, honor your father and mother. But somehow we seem to totally dismiss the command to rest on the Sabbath. We have always made it a priority to worship on the Sabbath, but rest...that is a different story. How could we? We have only two days a week where Shane is home before 9:30 pm. It is not like there is a lot of free time for us to get things done; important things. But, we believe He commanded a rest every 6 days. If He had to rest, shouldn't we? I am looking forward to the blessing that I know will come, I am just not sure how to identify it. I will let you know when I figure it out.
Making Honey Whole Wheat Challah Bread
Coconut rice with steamed flounder, broccoli and crushed cashews
Shane speaking a blessing over Annalee.
Shane blessing the wine/juice
Shelby praying the blessing over the wine/juice
Rest begins...

1 comment:

Sara said...

This is beautiful and so interesting to me. My friend just emailed me about their Shabbat as well...definitely something we will be thinking about adding to our new "routine" :) We could use some rest around here!