Saturday, January 7, 2012

check the trash

We threw away a $20 bill. Someone gave it to us in a card when our son was born, but we tossed all the gift packaging, including the envelope with the money in it. We discovered the loss after the trash went to the dump. 

God speaks to his people in Isaiah 56:6-7 and says, “All who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it…these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer.” To keep or to toss.

You should see my calendar, every square of the month with my handwriting in it –appointments, activities, people, tasks. Sunday looks like any other day, like an empty envelope, and I sometimes fill that calendar square with laundry and a little house cleaning and paying bills and running a few errands.

It’s usually mid week before I feel the tired, crabby, can’t-live-anymore feeling, and I realize I thoughtlessly threw away the day God ordained to restore my soul. 

Like a cash gift, let’s put this Sunday in a safe place.

1 comment:

  1. I agree Christy. Thank you for the message.