Sabbath and Creation

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/5/2016

Issue: Sabbath (Vol. 36, No 3, Summer, 2016)

Work and rest, planting and letting lie fallow—these are the rhythms by which both we and the earth are sustained, as on creation’s first Sabbath. “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.…Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest.” It is, of course, a word of law. For those who have ears to hear, however, it is also a word of promise.

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