August 15, 2014
I’m so tired. Instead of going to church, I wish I could go to sleep.
Why can’t you?
My hair is wet and needs to be styled.
So I can look good to the people at church.
Why do you care what they think?
Is it wrong to care? Is there not value in being presentable?
Presentable. Yes, you are a gift from me to others, like a present. Are you not then intrinsically presentable?
Even with rumpled hair and no makeup?
Haven’t they seen you like that before, when camping for example? Why is this day somehow different? Why do my people place such a high value on being presentable to others on this day? Is this in the Bible? Where do I say you must dress up for church? Don’t I tell you to rest? Don’t you need a nap now?
Yes, I just don’t know if I can get one with my family’s needs.
Can you trust me on the Sabbath to care for your children a little bit?
Is it really this simple?