“I wonder sometimes if we’re afraid of rest. We’re conditioned by 24/7 news and Facebook updates to be afraid we’ll miss out on something we “ought” to know. We’re afraid we’ll lag further behind in the race to some steadily receding finish line like Archimede’s tortoise. We’re afraid we’ll let someone down, as others’ expectations expand to fill the mental space we allot them. We’re afraid we won’t measure up to the frenetic standards of celebrated overachievers. We’re afraid, perhaps, that what we’ve been avoiding thinking about will surface to haunt and trouble us if we quiet our spinning minds.”
~Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, What’s in a Phrase? Pausing Where Scripture Gives You Pause
Marilyn goes on to remind us that rest is something we need to reclaim “not only as a gift from a wise Creator, who designed us to need it, but as a sacred command with wide application.”
Remember the Sabbath, to keep it holy.
Sitting a spell in the stillness,
Welcome to the Still Saturday Community where we pause after a busy week, move in quiet pilgrimage, maybe linger a while in some still place, and soak in the beauty of images and reflect on the depth of sparse words. We’d love for you to join us. Grab the button and link up below. We all love to hear if something especially speaks to your heart, but please don’t feel pressured to comment. Simply take some time to be still together, to gaze long and drink deep.