Saturday, June 06, 2009

Reaching Home Plate

As I sat down to write tonight I had a mental picture of a baseball game in which a player had rounded the corner from third base racing like the wind toward "home" to score a home run. Maybe growing up in Michigan watching the Detroit Tigers play ball still influences my thoughts at times. But sliding into home plate is how I feel tonight as the sun is setting and the Sabbath Day begins. Our family played a tough game this week, but it ended in victory. You and I were made for worship and fellowship with God and He gave us this day to enjoy Him and to celebrate the victories. It is right and good to acknowledge that the work of the week is done. Rest well.

Jesus I am resting, resting in the Joy of what thou art;
I am finding out the greatness of thy loving heart.
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee and Thy beauty fills my soul.
For by Thy transforming power Thou hast made me whole.
~ From the hymn Jesus I am Resting, Resting