Wellbeing Thought for Saturday 27th February 2021

Saturday 27 Feb


The concept of Sabbath is often misunderstood; it means ‘to stop’. The biblical creation account tells us that God rested on the seventh day – delighting in his creation. Often this biblical command to ‘keep Sabbath’ has been made into an unhelpful, stifling religious duty. Jesus responded to that by saying that ‘the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath’ (Mark 2.27). It’s a gift from the Creator to his creation. Our goal should be to work from rest, not to rest from work: “People who keep sabbath, live all seven days differently” (Walter Brueggemann).

> Do you take a weekly Sabbath? What could you do on that day that refreshes you?

> Take some time today to review what you’ve learned this week. Which one step could you take into greater emotional wellbeing?