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I am reading a book called Sabbath by Dan B. Allender.   Here’s what the book flap says…

Sabbath Rest is not an option; it is a commandment.  But Dan Allender says we’ve lost the true meaning of the day.  The Sabbath, when experienced as God intended,  should be the best day of our life; it is an invitation to delight.  “Sabbath is the holy time where we feast, play, dance, sing, pray, laugh, tell stories, read, paint, walk and watch creation in its fullness,” he tell us.  “Few people are willing to enter the Sabbath and sanctify it, to make it holy, because a full day of delight and joy is more than most people can bear in a lifetime, let alone a week.”

I’m half way through the book and it is very intriguing:

“We are not to work on the Sabbath because it takes us out of the play of joy.  It is as bizarre as making love to your spouse, but getting out of bed during the process to cut your lawn or wash dishes.  Such an offense would do far more than spoil the mood; it would be a direct assault on the integrity of joy, announcing that a mundane chore is more pleasurable than sexual joy with your spouse.”

See what I mean!

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Posted March 3, 2009 by Lana G! in Books, Quotes, Reading, Sabbath

2 responses to “Sabbath

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  1. Plugging ears and saying la la la la. Just kidding, I’m used to people talking about sex out in the open now. Mom would be scandalized by this thought, though…

  2. That’s a powerful illustration! And very true.

    The book sounds really interesting.

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