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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Rest (01/17/13)

TITLE: SABBATH--
By Susan Montaperto
01/24/13


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“And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it:
because in it he had rested from all his work
which he had created and made.”
Genesis 2:3 King JamesVersion


To work six days and
then cease to labor.
Not five days, nor four --
the weekend is not a
biblical ideal
from King James Authorized
to the English Revised Version,

“All work and no play,
makes Jack a dull boy,”
was an oft repeated timeworn
phrase of my childhood days.

How are we to measure days
and nights, when the days are
always beginning somewhere
and ending somewhere else.

Days have no end.
Cities do not sleep,
The Internet, cell phones
global worldwide communications
are always buzzing along.
Life in this present century
has no downtime switch.

But there is one who loves us more
than we dare love ourselves.
For He hath said –

“Come unto me all ye that labour, and are heavy laden
, and I will give ye rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30. (King James Version)


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Myrna Noyes01/24/13
I clicked on your story because of the title (which is what my own piece is about this week). That word ties in very well with your closing Scripture verse. My favorite stanzas were the 3rd and 4th ones after the Genesis verse at the beginning. They seemed to really capture the restless spirit of our times! Good job! :)
CD Swanson 01/26/13
Nicely told and written. The message along with the lovely scripture choices were certainly a timely reminder for all.

God bless~
Mildred Sheldon01/29/13
The title says it all. Six days we are to work, but on the seventh we rest. You did a great jog in pointing that out. Keep writing and God bless.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/29/13
I truly enjoyed this. I think you had a fresh and creative take on the topic. I reckon about everyone can relate to this. Nice job.
Judith Gayle Smith01/30/13
This truly appeals to me, as His Fourth Commandment is so joyous! He knew how busy we would be! Acknowledging His Rest/Sabbath is holding Him highest as our Creator! Thank you!