RUN/REST Day 35
God’s desire for you to rest is something God wants FOR you, not FROM you.
📖 𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗗: Mark 2:23-28
Sabbath isn’t usually a popular topic of conversation. You probably don’t text your friend saying, “Hey, how’d you Sabbath yesterday?” But the Sabbath was a BIG DEAL to the Jewish people. In fact, they were so hyped up on the Sabbath that they started to make their own rules about it. That’s why in these verses, the Jewish religious leader’s response to Jesus “breaking the Sabbath” law is so, well, savage. Why do you think the Jewish leaders didn't welcome Jesus new ideas?
Following Jesus is not a set of rules. It’s a relationship that isn't based on our behavior or actions, but is rooted in Jesus’ love for us. Sabbath isn’t a rule to follow but an invitation to rest and remember what God has done. Take your own Sabbath for a few minutes. Find a quiet place to be still. Set a timer on your phone, close your eyes, take some deep breaths, and focus on God’s love for you. Thank God for that love.
BY APRIL WAHL | GROW