Dear Sabbath Seekers,
Have you ever used a pressure cooker? I am sure some of you have. For those who haven’t it is a cooking pot that has a pressure gauge on it that you set before you begin cooking in it. If you don’t set it right or you forget about it, you will soon find the contents of your supper all over the ceiling. BOOM!
On this Sabbath I allowed myself to become a human being rather than a human doing who takes little breaks throughout the day and calls it Sabbath. It was Sabbath of home church. It was a Sabbath of tea and scripture. It was a Sabbath of naps and dreams. It was a Sabbath that let the pressure out slowly and let my contents simmer and then cool perfectly.
The story doesn’t end there. The reasons I felt like a pressure cooker whose gauge was broken were still there on Monday morning. I knew I had to address the issues or the pressure was going to build up again.
Because of my Sabbath experience instead of blowing up all over the room and the other person, I was able to have a calm, clear, clean conversation.
Now, if I am only smart enough to remember this the next time the pressure cooker is ready to blow.
“Come to me all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11.28