The fact is, it's easy for us to read the Bible wrong. It's easy to develop bad habits and mindsets about what it should or shouldn't say, how I can and can't interpret it, who it is or isn't written to. Because this isn't your latest Nicholas Sparks novel. It's an ancient, sacred text. It's divinely inspired.
I think the other nine commandments may be easier to obey because they appear to be more about what we can do to be more holy or live more righteous lives. But the holy Sabbath is all about remembering how much we cannot do, how much we don't control, and how much we need Someone else to handle it all for us.
Just like that, black clouds rolled in and I stepped into the Valley of the Shadow - and just like that, everything on my list of New Year goals seemed like long-ago dreams from a distant, carefree life.I feel stuck here in the dark, cold winter, and it's hard to patiently wait for more days of dark and cold to pass before the world brightens and blooms again.