Wednesday, September 26, 2007

WFMW--Sabbath Candle

A few months ago, Chris realized that we weren't REALLY having a Sabbath in our house. Sunday was the most relaxed day of the week but it was so easy to let a little work here and there creep in and next thing we know we were working on stuff all weekend including on the Sabbath. We have since reclaimed our Sabbath. The first thing we changed was that we started going to church on Saturday nights (a great option at our church). We serve during the first service and then attend the second service. That leaves Sunday completely open. Then we instituted the "Sabbath Candle." This is a candle that stays on our kitchen table but it is only lit on Sundays. Every Sunday morning, assuming we are at home, Chris leads us in a family prayer and we light the candle. The candle then stays lit ALL DAY until we go to bed that night. So, whenever we walk by and see those little flames flickering we are reminded that it is the Sabbath and we know WHO's day it really is.

The Sabbath Candle Works For Me!

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Tonsofsons said...

Great idea ~

I wish we had church on Sat night.

Amy said...

Wow! That is a great idea I never would have thought of.

Monica said...

This is great!

About 6 years ago we decided to take God at His Word related to the Sabbath. It was a little challenging at first, but it has truly been the blessing that He promised!! Although we don't "accomplish" much in the world's eyes, it does allow the mind to clear, the schedule to stop and the body to rest in order for us to really focus on our Lord and His people. Even our kids have found it to be the same. They always are asking, "Is tomorrow the Lord's Day?"

I love the candle idea. Just a great visual reminder that a special day has come!