These days I understand that Sabbath is about making a conscious effort to receive God’s love and release self-preoccupation. I’ve learned over the years that the only true way to find release from focus on self is to find a firm foundation in God’s love.
Each of us longs to know we are loved and valuable. Seeking a love to make us feel secure, we search in all kinds of places: relationships, approval and appearances, to name a few.
But only one thing fills the cup we have inside: the love of God.
This message is adapted from “Life is not a tightrope” written by Emily Carson in the September 2015 issue of Gather magazine.
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