Shabbat is a welcomed friend every week but this week especially. No place we have to be. Nothing to plan. Just rest, a much needed mental and physical rest. I think we need time to consider the events of the last couple of weeks. Time to pray and seek YHWH. I feel like I need to understand why, why are these things happening? But even as I write the word "understand" I think to myself that there are so many things I will never understand AND I know that I don't have to understand, I just have to believe that YHWH knows the way and that's what I must choose to give thanks in. So, I welcome the promise of rest that is coming this Shabbat and I will give thanks for YHWH's many mercies toward me. I will give thanks for the blessing of my family. I will give thanks for all the good things He has given me to enjoy in this life He has given me.
Psa 26:7-12 To raise a voice of thanksgiving, And to declare all Your wonders.
יהוה, I have loved the abode of Your house, And the place where Your esteem dwells.
Do not gather my being together with sinners, Nor my life with bloodthirsty men,
In whose hands is a plot, And their right hand is filled with bribes.
But as for me, I walk in my integrity; Redeem me and show me favour.
My foot shall stand on a level place; In the assemblies I bless יהוה.
Hear our Sabbath prayer and redeem us YHWH.