SABBATH AS COMMUNITY arrives when we find ourselves sitting with one another in shared awe and wonder, marveling at what it means to be present. It is then that we connect ourselves to the divine mystery of sabbath, when God showed us how to cease from our work in order to actually enjoy creation—together.
—J. Dana Trent, For Sabbath’s Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community (Upper Room Books, 2017)
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All the earth honors the LORD;
all the earth’s inhabitants stand in awe of him.
—Psalm 33:8 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
I am listening.
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