20 April 2008

Sunday Blessed Sunday
For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day.

Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:11 -NIV)

It brings me comfort to know that even God took a day of rest.

With it being God, I'm doubtful that He actually needed that day of rest. After all, He is the all-powerful God who simply just spoke things like light into existence and flung the stars off His fingertips into the vast expanse of the universe.

So, maybe it was just as an example to us? So that we may see that it is wise to stop every now and again to 'reconnect' and 'recharge'.

But, then I wonder if He just couldn't pass up on the opportunity to pause, for just a moment, to truly appreciate all that He had accomplished in those preceding six days. To really revel in the 'fruits of His labor'. You think maybe He even surprised Himself with all He created? : ) Like: "Wow. I know what I had pictured in my mind, but I had no idea how amazing it would be!"

And, I can't help but notice, that He didn't take the rest until after He made man. Do You think He was just busting at the seams, waiting to share in it with someone? Like: "Look! Look! Look! Look what I did over there! ... Look at what I created here! ... And can you believe how well that turned out up there?!?"

Then, He would rest.

And a day like today, with the warm sun and light breeze, right at about 70, I feel as though He must've started with Spring. Or, maybe Spring is given to us now, as a reminder of His great creation.

Birds singing.
Flowers budding.
Everything just coming back to life.
Perhaps just a glimpse into Eden.
(Before all hell breaks loose in the smothering heat of summer!!)

And, the icing on the cake with a day like today?

Someone to share in it with you!


Father, thank You for the wonderful reminders of Your majesty, Your power and Your love for us. And thank You for loved ones to share in Your creation with. Amen.


Dianne said...

I love my Sundays, but you are right...today was fabulous...weather and all!

jodi said...

That's a great pic of you and Gram! What are you wearing...matching glasses?

Jess said...

she had her 'groovy' shades on, so I picked up a pair of acrylic work goggles Dad had lying on the table and threw those on for the picture. :)

Chanda Canup said...

What a precious post -- and interesting thoughts! Thanks for continuing to stop by, and for your constant encouragement!