“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.” Exodus 20
My Sabbath – my day of rest – is not Sunday. Sunday is filled with worship, an opportunity to meet and greet most of my congregation in one place and one time. Sunday is just about my busiest day of the week. And I love it.
But for Sabbath rest, nothing beats camping. We have gone camping at national parks from New England to the Grand Canyon and to the West Coast. We have also gone camping about 6 miles from our home. While it might be fun to have dramatic landscapes and breath-taking vistas, the real joys of camping are the quiet moments. It’s sitting by the campfire, talking and singing. It’s time to play cards and board games. It’s an opportunity to go swimming, kayaking, and hiking. For me, camping means disconnecting from the computer and the phone and re-connecting with family and nature.
I give thanks for camping, time away, and the experience of Sabbath.
What are you thankful for today?