Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Dear Faith Family,
At the beginning of Sunday’s online worship service, Pastor Shelley talked about God resting at the culmination of his creation. God did not rest because he needed a break, but because he wanted to show us all was as it should be in the cosmos. God invited all humans into his rest, so all their work would flow from a place of rest in him.
However, human beings rejected God’s rest. They sought autonomy. They sought independence. Their sin had pushed them away from their rest in God alone and coerced them to seek satisfaction elsewhere. Anxiety, restlessness, and meaningless striving were some of the results of human rebellion. In fact, we can probably relate to one of our early church leaders, Augustine, who prayerfully concluded: “Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee” (
, Book 1).
Even at a time when some are finding more available time than usual, we need real rest. Why? Because we are still restless. So, where can we find this rest?
This week our study from
The Bible Project
will focus on “Sabbath Rest”. Below you will find the link to a short video and options for discussion. If you are a part of a Sunday School Class or Life Group, consider connecting online together or in smaller groups or pairs. If you are not in a class or group, call a friend and invite them to join you in discussion. It’s simple: Schedule a time to talk. Watch the video. Review the questions. Interact on the theme. Pray together.