Let the last thought in the last sentence soak in:
God blessed the seventh day and separated it as holy; because on that day God rested from all his work which he had created, so that it itself could produce.
-Genesis 2:3 (CJB)
“… so that it ITSELF could produce!”
As I enter into Shabbat I too can, and must, let my fertile ground in rest produce that which the Father of all creation has planted to be a blessing to all who eat of it, a blessing for His name and for His kingdom. What a wonder; in my rest, He is productive. #WondersFromTorah
“What makes a king out of a slave? Courage!
What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage!
What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk?
What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage!
What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder?
What makes the dawn come up like thunder?
What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the “ape” in apricot? What have they got that I ain’t got?”
-Wizard of Oz
“Lord, help my unbelief!”* cries the man who needs God. Sometimes people struggle with trust issues. When we put our trust in the Lion of Judah, He does for us what we cannot do for ourselves. How about you? In whom/what are you placing your trust?