Sabbath Rest: Discovering the Rhythm of Creation By Jim Van Yperen

Sabbath Rest: Discovering the Rhythm of Creation
“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
When you lead a ministry, life is busy and rest is rare. So how do you rest when you work on the Sabbath? To find the answer, we need to rediscover the rhythm of creation.
The Sabbath remembers and reenacts God’s creative, holy rest. It is a journey in holiness. The Hebrew word for holy is kadosh, a profound and deeply mysterious word representing the majesty and incomparable attributes of the divine. The word kadosh occurs throughout Scripture but appears first in the Book of Genesis at the end of the story of creation, “And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy.”1

Sabbath Rest: Discovering the Rhythm of Creation