Monday, December 20, 2010
WHO NEEDS SABBATH?
The Sabbath points towards the eternal rest we will experience in heaven. If we experienced perfect rest here, we would have no need for heaven. Our citizenship is in heaven.
Buchanan challenges the old idea of Sabbath being a time where you could have no fun. Not so many generations ago, you couldn't even throw a ball on the Sabbath. Buchanan says legalism then, is another enemy of Sabbath keeping. On the Sabbath he says, we should do things that aren't necessary and things that we enjoy doing.
I have to admit I wondered how one could write a whole book on the Sabbath, but Buchanan has done just that and done it well. He is a skilled writer. If you find your life spinning out of control, with all your obligations and pressures pushing in on every side, I recommend finding time to read this book which offers solid practical advice on how to keep the Sabbath meaningfully, and find your center again.