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Exodus 20:8-11 (20.02.24)

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This week we’re going to be tracing Sunday’s theme of rest through the passages and stories that Hebrews 4 alludes to.

Exodus 20:8-11 (NIVUK)
8 Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labour and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

God has made us in his image, and has ingrained his pattern of creating (work) and rest to recover and celebrate what has been achieved in us. J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings was a devout Catholic and recognising this wrote about how he saw himself as a sub-creator in his writing. This understanding transforms our work and our rest into acts of worship as we seek to live out God’s image in us.

In my work and my rest today, may I reflect you and bring you glory!

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