I’m very much a schedule guy. I like to have my day organized, like to know what’s happening when, and I get very frustrated when things don’t go according to plan.
Like a snow day.
For many of us in the Triangle, Monday was a forced day off. I awoke to a text message from a co-worker letting me know that the office was closed, that my outreach cards weren’t going to be processed, that I couldn’t access e-mail, that I wouldn’t be having my weekly Connections staff meeting…blah blah blah.
(Actually, it just said the first part about the office being closed. The rest, I added.)
Forced Sabbaths are okay when they come in the form of a snow day. I’ve heard of other pastors talk about forced Sabbaths in terms of heart attacks, surgeries, being fired…so all in all the snow is a much better option.
I wish I could say that my Sabbath was productive, but of course that’s not the point of a Sabbath. It’s a time to rest (I did that), reconnect with God (check), spend time with family (got it). And if I snuck in a few hours of TV that had been building up on my DVR, well so be it.
So what about you? What did you do on your forced Sabbath? Comment below.