Peace · Sabbath · Seeing

seeing… shabbat shalom…

I have a friend…
a brother in Christ…
he’s dying…
checked into Hospice last week…
nothing more man can do…

I had the privilege of visiting him this weekend…
ended up being part of my Sabbath…

I’d asked God earlier in the day…
What does Shabbat Shalom look like…? 
what’s the heart…? the attitude…?
of living… Shabbat Shalom…?

I didn’t know what to expect when I visited…
but what I saw…
was… Shabbat Shalom…

In the midst of dying…
this brother stuck in bed…
tubes in… tubes out…
body failing…
was perfectly at rest… shabbat
and perfect in peace… shalom

My friend… fully trusting in the Lord of the Sabbath…
the Lord of our Rest…

In Him we are to rest our whole life…
every aspect…
the living…
the dying…

My friend… wholly at peace…
trusting in the Prince of Peace… fully…

In Him we are to let Christ’s peace rule in our hearts…
knowing we are at peace with Him…
brings peace to all of life…

Shabbat Shalom
resting in Christ…
as our source of peace…

So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God,
for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works
as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest…
Hebrews 4:9-11 ESV
Father God… grow me…
to live Shabbat Shalom…
every day…

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