Rev Dr Ricky James
Busy is a badge of honor in our world. Kids activities, volunteering, staying late at work all make us feel successful. And leaves us overcommitted and under slept. In quarantine, we’ve been forced to work less, go slow, and find a new routine. Turns out, it’s what God has desired for us all along. Stop. Just Be. Take Sabbath.
Deuteronomy 5:12-15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
12 Observe the sabbath day and keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work. 14 But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, or your son or your daughter, or your male or female slave, or your ox or your donkey, or any of your livestock, or the resident alien in your towns, so that your male and female slave may rest as well as you. 15 Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the sabbath day.