“Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Work six days and do everything you need to do. But the seventh day is a Sabbath to God, your God.” Exodus 20:8
God rested on the seventh day of creation and felt it was important enough to make his Top Ten Commandments–for everyone, including animals.
My husband told me a story about when he was a teen and a Sunday visit to his grandparents’ farm in Southern Iowa. There were trees in the fence line that needed to be cut down, and being Grandpa was aging, they brought along a chainsaw to give him a hand. Somehow while working on a tree, the chainsaw blade got tangled in a branch, and in an effort to get it working again, the blade struck Glen’s father in the leg, causing a gash. The work ceased when Grandpa said, “This is Sunday–no working.”
The story stuck with Glen as a witness to his grandparents’ faith. Even though they did not go to church, they had a Bible and knew the commandments.
Remind us, Lord, we become weak in the spirit when we pack seven days of work into our week. Amen.