“May your soul be refreshed with an unexpected Sabbath, a necessary pause, a rest, a replenishing of hidden stores. May death and age be driven back another day, worry and the overload of care be banished from your little kingdom. May liberal Joy give you permission to play again, to dream, to slow the times, to lengthen the day with blessedness. She is beautiful. May she come to you with full hands.
“In Christ, the Lord of the Sabbath, my day of rest and wonder, Amen.
“May you know true rest. May you recognize its voice when it calls to you. May your body submit to the soft invitations of quiet and stillness. And may you not fear to lose yourself to the fascinations of a brook or the music of a human voice, that charm the soul to its own calm ends. May you find a Sabbath among the silk.”
~David Teems in To Love is Christ (July 31)
Stilled by these words,
There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. ~Hebrews 4:9 NKJV
Welcome to Still Saturday 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 words. We’d love for you to join us. Get the details on the left, grab your favorite 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 gaze long and drink deep.
Lyli@ 3-D Lessons for Life says
“May your body submit to the soft invitations of quiet and stillness.” — Sometimes, I am like the petulant 5 year old who doesn’t want to nap. So, this sentence grabbed me. “Submit, Lyli.” 🙂
I was rather partial to that, too. And I liked the part about driving back death and age another day. 🙂
And may you be blessed right out of your socks for being the one who’s voice sounds like music to my ears today! This is what I NEED to do today … Rest!
Bless you, dear One
Patricia @ Pollywog Creek says
LOVE these words from David Teems. Thank you, Sandra. LOVE you, too!!! xox
I’m ALWAYS refreshed here, Sandy. Thank you for this beautiful quote, and for hosting us in your lovely space.
Sheila Seiler Lagrand says
I’m wondering now if I need to shrink my little kingdom.
Thank you, dear Sandy, for this. xoxo
Rest! Yes! In Christ –
“May liberal Joy give you permission to play again, to dream, to slow the times, to lengthen the day with blessedness.”
“Let the heart of those who seek the Lord rejoice!”
Duane Scott says
After my week, I am so very in need of this rest.
Laurie Collett says
Beautiful, Sandra! Wishing you joy, peace, & Sabbath rest. Thanks for hosting & God bless!
S. Etole says
Thank you for providing this quiet place to rest.
Beautiful words… We need the rest and quiet … “Be stil and know, that I am God”. Blessed Sunday to you,
So beautiful, my friend. I joined Shelly Miller on her quest to practice Sabbath. I aim for Saturday, the most restful day of the week for me. I love the idea of rest calling to us, the word I hear when He calls is so often, “Come…”