I just recently finished going through the book of Leviticus as part of my annual “Read Through the Bible” regimen. This Old Testament book focuses on the law and lays out some pretty strict regulations concerning the Sabbath day…among other things. As I read these I thought how thankful I am to be living on this side of the cross. His grace is indeed amazing and brings a fullness to our life that is so liberating. I am grateful that while we can learn from the law, we do not live under it. The laws regarding the Sabbath stand as a reminder that there needs to be a time set aside weekly to stop, worship, and ponder the wonders of our Lord. However, Sundays are not exactly a day of rest for me. Typically my wagon is pretty loaded, but this week is different. Due to Disciple Now and our Family Movie Night, my preaching responsibilities are all covered, so Kathy and I are enjoying an extended weekend at the farm for a little R & R. I will see you back here on Wednesday and we’ll resume our study in Matthew next Sunday. Have a blessed day.