After two weeks of camp, weeks of camp preparation, and perpetual busyness…. I desperately need a Sabbath day of rest. So today, I will stay in my pajamas all day and be completely lazy without any guilt. I will play with my kids and snuggle up with a few good books and movies. Rob Bell describes day of Sabbath like this….
Sabbath is a day a week (as if) to remind myself that I did not make the world and that it will continue to exist without my efforts.
Sabbath is a day when my work is done, even if it’s not.
Sabbath is a day when I am fully available to myself and those I love the most.
Sabbath is a day that I remember when God saw the world it was good.
Sabbath is a day when I produce nothing.
Sabbath is a day when I remind myself I am not a machine and I am fully human.
Sabbath is a day when at the end I say “I didn’t do anything” and I don’t add “I feel so guilty”.
Sabbath is a day when my phone is turned off, I don’t check my email, and you can’t get a hold of me.
I am freeing myself from the need to be supermom, superwife, superyouthpastorwife and whatever “super” I have tried to be lately… I am taking the day off and it starts now :-)