Genesis 1: 10-12, 31
God named the dry land "earth" and the water that was gathered together "seas." God saw that this was good.
Then God said, "Let the earth produce plants—some to make grain for seeds and others to make fruits with seeds in them. Every seed will produce more of its own kind of plant." And it happened.
The earth produced plants with grain for seeds and trees that made fruits with seeds in them. Each seed grew its own kind of plant. God saw that all this was good.
God looked at everything he had made, and it was very good. Evening passed, and morning came. This was the sixth day.
Genesis 2: 3
God blessed the seventh day and made it a holy day, because on that day he rested from all the work he had done in creating the world.
Matthew 11: 28-30
"Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Accept my teachings and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives. The burden that I ask you to accept is easy; the load I give you to carry is light."
Thomas Logion 27
If you do not fast from the cosmos, you will never grasp Reality.
If you cannot find rest on the day of rest, you will never feast your eyes on God.
The Rest of Us
By Aiya Maston (8/19/12)
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