It’s the second time in a few days that Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast has come up in my studies.

This week, it came up as I was studying about rest and Sabbath. Sabbath became absolutely crucial to the Jewish people when they had no Tabernacle.

It became a feast day of rest on the go. Like a sacred picnic that moved with them wherever they went. A reflection of how we now have the Holy Spirit with us daily. Because resurrection.

Maybe you could think of Sabbath every time you drink water — how Christ is living water. Or, every time you see the sun — how He is the light of the world. How can you grasp Sabbath in resurrection?

Wayne Muller talks in his book Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Daily Lives about taking Sabbath moments. Moments that can center us on the sacred in the midst of our crazy, hectic lives.

How will you center on sacred during the coming week?

I sometimes sit with my coffee and dose, while I project blessings on the day. Or allow people to flit through my mind in prayer. I also like tracing my hand over passages of scripture that I really think I need. A tacit way of connecting myself to actual words.

May this week be a picnic of Sabbath for you. ❤