A Day of Rest

06/16/2011
“By the seventh day god had finished his work. On the seventh day he rested from all work…and made it a Holy Day.” Genesis 2:2

No where in the Bible does it say that Sunday was named the Holy Day. I’m not a biblical scholar, nor a history buff, so I don’t know how Sunday became the “Seventh Day.” (Perhaps I’ll Google for the information when I find the time.)
The work-week calendar features Sunday as the first day. Perhaps it is saying we should rest before going back to work. But I’ve noticed that at work exist for the weekend. To rest? Not likely. They fill their weekend with so much work and play, that they end up going back to work more tired than they left on Friday.
Most Christians worship on Sunday, but one can pick any day of the week to be their Holy Day—and a day of rest. If you can’t find time for a full day of rest, you may need to develop a plan for sabbatical moments—time to pull away from your busy world to meditate on everything you are missing by being too busy.
Dear Lord, you gave us permission to take a day of rest. Help us to give ourselves permission to do so. Amen.

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