Sunday Rest – Friday, March 8th, 2019

Sundays are my favorite day of the week. I get to rest from work, go to worship God in His sanctuary, visit sick and shut in friends and family. This day has a slow ease to it. This day has an unhurried, kick back feel to it. The hectic pace of the work week is quelled by the tranquility of the Sabbath.

A day of rest does not mean that we have to sit around and do nothing, though that is sometimes also helpful. It means that we enjoy a refreshing ease to our hours. By making one day a week different from the others, we gain new perspective, insight and energy to tackle the norm of the work week.

God commanded us to set this day apart to worship Him. And what better way to worship Him than to give Him one day when our priorities match those of our Savior Jesus Christ. On the Sabbath, Christ went out among the people. He didn’t hurry or rush to appointments. He tarried where He needed to so He could proclaim the Good News of God to His friends, followers and curious bystanders.

When we rest from work, we show God that He matters in our lives. When we rest from work and spend time with friends and family we show them that they matter in our lives.

Jesus said, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27). When we rest on the Sabbath we are renewed by God.
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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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