One of the main theories of defining Jesus is based on this scripture. Jesus “emptied himself” to be among us. Sabbath is another great theme of holiness and a day to keep “empty” so that God can fill it. Remembering the Sabbath and keeping it holy isn’t just about a day in the week. It is leaving space for God. It becomes effortless over time as you and God get closer (less space between you and more capacity (emptiness) within you. As we come to the “space between” Thanksgiving and the Christmas Season known in the Church as Advent, I pray that you might find capacity, effortlessness, holiness, and more than enough.
Dr. John M. Stephenson