Alongside every cheery email you open from your inbox, each greeting pulled from the metal box painted with your house number on it, there is lately, a shadow of darkness, the backdrop of grief.
We have become a society of pupils, discovering new definitions for words – racism, genocide and sacrifice – whether we want to be in the classroom or not. While we scramble eggs and complain about burned toast, children’s lives are being snuffed out. And their parents stand with mouths agape, hearts shattered into a million tiny pieces.
On the other side of our tilted planet, we realize how desperate we are for a Savior to help us remain upright.
Our prayers are the harness of tight fisted tenacity pulling us back to truth.
We are not powerless but warriors with weapons of wisdom the first time we uttered “Yes” to Jesus. Push back the darkness with what God has freely given and watch Light blind perpetrators of chaos.
“Wisdom is not primarily knowing the truth, although it certainly includes that; it is skill in living. For, what good is a truth if we don’t know how to live it? What good is an intention if we can’t sustain it?” says Eugene Peterson.
This is the work of Sabbath.
When our world turns topsy-turvy, quiet stillness returns order from our frantic pace. In rest and prayerful listening, we find our true identity; hear hopefulness hum through the swarm of our surroundings.
As we walk toward Sabbath this weekend, mindful of the world’s desperation, may we be those who nod to His open invitation. Of prayerful intercession, the slow walk into wisdom and truth.
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