Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Davidman: making the day holy

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
    —Exodus 20:8 (NIV)
    How do you make a day holy? By stopping work—that is, by stopping all the pursuits we engage in for necessity not for pleasure, all our struggles with the world conceived as an enemy that is trying to starve us to death. By looking at that world and seeing that it is good. By entering into all its good and friendly and loving activities, and rejoicing in them. And, above all, by looking beyond the world to the Love that sustains it.
    ... Joy Davidman (1915-1960), Smoke on the Mountain, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1955, reprint, Westminster John Knox Press, 1985, p. 58 (see the book)
    See also Ex. 20:8; Gen. 1:31; 2:3; Ex. 31:13; Lev. 23:3; Ps. 75:3; Col. 1:16-17; Heb. 1:3
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your love is the foundation of our existence.
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