To sabbath, is to rest, to take a break.
as a kid, it was a boring day, I hated it because I didn’t understand it.
As an adult, it was finally described to me as a gift. I had moved to Alaska for a semester, and in class the professor explained to us that God knows what we need because he made us. Each plant need different amounts of sun and water. Humans have needs too. We need to rest one out of every seven days for our wellbeing.
It is a way of Him saying, “trust me. I will care for you. Let me show you what it means to have faith in me as a Father. Work is good, but take this day to lean back onto me. To love me. To sit in my lap. Rest from your work.”
I have always always had a hard time doing nothing. Rest, such a foreign concept. BUT, when I finally understood it like this, it gave me such meaning. As I began to make it a habit to rest one day a week, like my body was literally created to need, I began to crave it. When I began to sit in Gods lap, and feel that safety of a Father, to lean on Him to provide my needs, like my body was literally created to need, I began to crave it,
This. has. changed. me.
That is what this painting is about.