The vast majority of the earth’s surface area is covered with water.
Most of the earth is covered not just with water – but with oceans.
Within each ocean (harbor, bay or gulf) - tides rise and fall with predictable and routine regularity.
In a real way – life is constituted and framed for the life of the planet based on the predictability, the routine, the cycle of the tidal rise and fall.
Water evaporates from these great water regions – is carried over mountains and hills – falls to the ground – and runs to the sea – and Qoheleth notes that the “sea is never full.” (Ecclesiastes 1:7). Water amasses in Fall and Winter in the forms of snow and ice on high-peaks – creating fresh water runs come Spring and Summer that nurture myriad forms of river fauna, flower – feeding not only the various types of fish and frogs – but establishing the fresh water rivers and streams that water crops and provide sustenance for animals that congregate around the fresh source of water.
Tides rise and fall.
We depend upon and exist in the space of this synchronicity.
Water evaporates and precipitates.
We depend upon and exist in the space of these seasons and cycles.
Perhaps Sabbath should be as routine and predictable as the tides and water-cycle.
Perhaps a predictable, routine, and cyclic construction of our lives is what we need in order to exist in tune with God’s Creation – God’s stable, structured and ordered, good creation.