Dear Sabbath Seekers,
Apartment living can have its challenges. Above me a family of giants lives and their footsteps keep me on my toes worrying that the ceiling might crack. Across the hall lives a man who cannot quite get the hang of the garbage pick up. And below me is a dog who finds every movement a reason to bark. Sigh…it can be challenging at times.
But sometimes there is an unexpected perk because just across the path in a different building there is a person who plays the most beautiful music I have ever heard. The sounds that waft up toward my window and my balcony are almost hypnotizing. And it comes at the most unusual times. Once it woke me up with its gentle call.
It’s the music of a summer breeze or a soft kiss. It’s the music of serenity and joy. It’s the music of heaven and earth mingled as one. It’s beautiful music.
And when that music begins to fill my ears with it’s beauty I experience a Sabbath moment. It makes me stop, listen and appreciate the beauty around me. It makes me grateful to be alive to hear such a feast for my ears. It makes me transcend the tasks on my to do list and stop, breathe and enter into a prayerful state.
What are the things in your life that create a transcendent state of mind? What takes you out of your routine, right on the spot, and gives you a glimpse of beauty, a glimpse of God?
Sabbath moments happen. Unexpectedly. Mysteriously. Graciously.
Watch for them this week and be blessed.
“Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy.” Psalm 126.2