Day 58: Why We All Need a Sabbath, or It’s Time to Take a Rest

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The Thai “sala” is a place for rest.

In the beginning, God created the world and rested on the seventh day.  Traditionally, we all realize the need to take a day for rest, also called a Sabbath.

Many Christians also observe the Sabbath.  Though we worship God on Sundays, we all know that we need to take a day of rest, regardless of the day of the week.  This day can be set aside to spend time in prayer and meditation, to worship God, and to refrain from unnecessary work.

Seventh-day Adventists get their name because they observe a holy day on the seventh day.  In Jewish tradition, the Shabbat is observed.  Please visit the site created by Tracey R Rich to learn more.

So the question comes in this very busy world where we live.  When have we taken a Sabbath?  For today’s creative activity, let’s take some time to evaluate the Sabbath.  Are we taking it or not?  How could our lives be enhanced by returning to a day of rest?

I’d like to write more, but this is my Sabbath day, so I should stop!  Blessings to you all!

“Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.”  Alice Walker

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2 responses »

  1. Thank you for posting. Here are my thoughts about the Sabbath:

    Anyone could CHOOSE any day to be a day of rest and call it YOUR SABBATH, but God has COMMANDED a day – the seventh day, being Saturday. This is GOD’S SABBATH. He invites us to meet with Him on His Day – jew or gentile. This is a day we must never forget… because as the commandments starts out… Remember the Sabbath Day…

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