It's About Wonder not About Speed

by Pete Wilson

Many of us have become convinced that speed is a necessary idol you have to worship in this time addicted culture.

When we pursue ambition and speed we lose wonder and awe.

When life becomes all about getting from Point A to Point B as fast as we possibly can, it comes at a cost.

I want to be filled with—

More questions and less conclusions.

More mystery and less assumptions.

More wonder and less equations.

The Sabbath is a day for me to stop and notice the gifts of God around me.

To watch the sun slowly drop out of the sky.

To lay in the hammock with a good book.

To slowly hike a trail with my boys.

To sit around the table and enjoy a long, unhurried meal with friends.

The Sabbath is a day to stop working, and just rest in the finished work of Jesus, to stop impressing God, and start enjoying Him. It’s a weekly marker which so gently reminds us to stop doing things for Him, and acknowledge what He’s done for you.

The Sabbath is a gift. A day God has created for us to celebrate our freedom in Him. If we ignore this rhythm then we miss an incredible opportunity to sit under the spout of God’s grace, and we are far less blessed than we could be.

Pete Wilson is Pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, author of Plan B, husband and father of three boys. This post was originally published on October 14, 2011, and is used by permission.

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