Monday, February 8, 2016

Genesis 2:1-4a

Genesis 2:1-4a
Contemporary English Version (CEV)

  God rested.
  Maybe we should follow his example?
  God rested for a day after creating the universe and everything in it.
  While we're not doing work on quite that same scale, rest is important.  When God rests, it is an acknowledgement that creation is good, that it is finished, that nothing more need be done.
  When we rest, when we sit back and stop our ceaseless working, we are trusting that the universe will keep going without our labors, that we are safe in God's hands, that we, too, have been made in the image of God and saved by the blood of the Lamb.  What God has done is enough -- it is finished.  We can join with God in what he is still doing here on earth, but our lives ultimately depend on God, not upon us.

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