Re:Verse passage – Exodus 2:8-11 (day seven)
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.”
When God calls us to a Sabbath rest many respond that we are too busy to rest. We try to devise ways to turn 7 days into 8, while God asks us to turn 7 days into 6. Two books that have been particularly helpful for me on this issue are The Contemplative Pastor by Eugene Peterson and The Tyranny of the Urgent by Charles E. Hummel.
Both of these works set forth a way to turn busyness into a productiveness that allows a Sabbath. As Peterson puts it we are too busy because we are prideful (wanting to do everything ourselves) or because we are lazy (and let everyone else in our lives determine our schedule), but there is a way to Sabbath rest if we will be intentional with our lives and seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness.