“On the Sabbath, the world rests firmly in the palms of God. Neither the stars nor the birds fall from the sky. But unlike the other days of creation, the entry is missing the closing refrain, ‘And there was evening and there was morning the [insert the numeral] day.’ All other days close with the same chorus, except the seventh. Why? Maybe because God is inviting us to enter rest and reminding us that the invitation has no expiration date.”
“Paul never suggests that believers deny the grief or pain that adversity brings but rather that they recognize, even in the midst of hardship, God’s spirit infusing us with joy. Such mirth can’t be self-produced; it is a gift of God and evidence of the Spirit. This unexplainable joy is one of the hallmarks of those who follow Christ, setting them apart from many religions, both ancient and modern.”
“The wonder of restoration is exemplified through the visions of Ezekiel--an exiled Old Testament prophet, and realized throughout the life of Christ. In Jesus’ journeys, he routinely looked on people the religious leaders dismissed, and spoke life, leaving those who watched awestruck by the wonder of restoration. Such moments invite us to inhale and exhale divine restoration more fully.”
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Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive and Extraordinary Women. Her books and Bible studies have sold over 600,000 copies and received critical acclaim and extensive national media coverage. Click the image to learn more.
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