Sit Back And Enjoy

“Have you not known?  Have you not heard?  The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.”—Isaiah 40:28

When the word “discipleship” is mentioned, it is often draped with religious duty.  An increased commitment and an intense discipline are stitched into its garment for good measure.  But if we read between the lines, do you know what the predominant theme of the Bible is? It is to enjoy a relationship with God and with each other.  In Genesis, the first book of the Bible, we are introduced to our Creator and his desire for relationship.

Has the question ever crossed your mind as to why God rested on the seventh day?  Was he exhausted after hurling the sun, the moon, and the stars—the vast and endless universe—into time and space?  Did he need to stop and catch his breath after creating the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees?  Or did he need to catch a second wind in order to continue creating everything including human beings?

The prophet Isaiah said, “He never grows weak or weary.  No one can measure the depths of his understanding.  He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.”

“If God does not faint or grow weary, why on earth did he have to rest on the seventh day?”  Just think about it.  It took the LORD God six days non-stop to create everything.  Six days! I have got to believe that God took a break.  He sat back and enjoyed his newly-created relationship with all that he made.  And like our Creator, we too are to sit back and enjoy the company of his presence.

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