Saturday, 12 September 2009

Jesus, my resting place.

Saturday is baking day.
I usually bake a pudding for Sunday & a sweet treat (cakes, biscuits, some such thing) for the weekend.
The last few weeks we have not had a big family dinner on Sunday, but I have served a simple buffet instead.
I do not believe in a list of do's & dont's for Sunday: Jesus is my rest, but I do enjoy a peaceful, family day.

Hebrews 4

1Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.

2For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

3For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

4For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

5And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.

6Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

7Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

8For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

9There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

10For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

11Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

12For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

13Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

14Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

15For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

16Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

So today, the girls helped me to prepare apple crumble, boiled eggs & a simple salad (all bagged up in the fridge, ready to go) for tomorrow. I will add ham, smoked salmon, cheeses, pate, little pies, potato salad & this will be left for people to pick at as the fancy takes them tomorrow. A chicken will also be slow roasted & ready for dinner time, to be eaten with crusty bread.

Simple food, simple pleasures. Lots of time to take a walk & enjoy God's beautiful creation, snuggle up & read my Bible, knit & nap :)

This afternoon the scones we prepared this morning will be baked & served with good old clotted cream & raspberry jam. Yum!


jenny said...

i like baking. i don'tmind a little cooking on sunday, usually a roast and trifle:-)

Leah said...

What lovely weekend activities :) I believe 'rest' is a heart and mind issue but it's also REALLY good to take a break from the normal routine in the week and be together, relax, with little agenda and enjoy Jesus! I try to make every evening meal that kind of environment in our home; still a work in progress!