More thoughts from…..Death By Suburb. I know, I know, I can’t help it.
Mending is the key image for embracing the Sabbath in the suburbs, letting us “experience the depths of Jesus Christ,” as the classic work by Jeanne Guyon puts it. The trick for the lover of God is to learn how to become better at mending ones life, making small adjustments on a regular basis to avoid the speed and clutter of modern living.
Mending is a verb. An ongoing action that is consistent and small. Mending is a thing that reverses the affects of the fast paced business of suburban life. It is a bridge that leads you to the thicker life. The deeper life of Jesus Christ. It is obedience in the small mundane things.
Now this may seem bizarre to some, but for me right now, home schooling is mending my life. Our family rhythm is decidedly slow. There is no rush. There is no fire to put out, no hill to conquer. Just deepening of roots and building of relationships. This is my Sabbath YEAR! It is a lovely, yummy, comforting thing. God is moving deeply in the quiet. Maybe hovering is a better word. Yes….I think hovering describes it well.
Find the Quiet today!