Daily Archives: January 2, 2011

Genesis 2; Matthew 2; Ezra 2; Acts 2

“Thus the heavens and the earth were created in their vast array.  By the seventh day, God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” Genesis 2:1-3

It is ironic that just as we begin this journey of reading the Bible in a year, God is already resting. Had I been around at that time, I would have reminded him that he was just getting started and had the rest of Genesis and 65 more books to go, but God’s ways and my ways are not the same. Who am I to not cease my striving and adopt his rhythm of work and rest?

So what did God do when he rested? Perhaps you have entirely different ideas about this, but I imagine that he reveled in all the beauty of his Creation: the infinite and starry sky, a whale breaching and then descending into the depths of the clear blue ocean, the sound of thousands of birds greeting the morning sun, the sweet smell of flowers as they first open, the warm companionship of man…the list goes on. I am greedy for this godly wonder. Too often I am so busy and preoccupied that I miss what God is calling me to delight in.

Lord, may I keep your Sabbath holy so I can take in your beauty and mystery. Thank you that you call me to a place where my mind and mouth are quieted enough to be spellbound by your goodness and extravagant love. Thank you that you put me in this physical body to bear witness to the beauty of your Creation.

Kathy (klueh)

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