Sunday's seem to have an unusual business to them. We get up go to church, go out to dinner (or cook and clean), read the paper, get things ready for the beginning of the work week, and for some of us... go back to church, teach, and fellowship somemore! WOW! I am exhausted!
While on Spring Break I attended a Bible Study and we talked about the Sabbath. What is the Sabbath? I got to ponder for a long time the word Sabbath... What does it mean? What does it mean to a Christian? What does it mean to the world? What does it mean to me?
The dictionary says the following:
|1.||the seventh day of the week, Saturday, as the day of rest and religious observance among Jews and some Christians. Ex. 20:8–11.|
|2.||the first day of the week, Sunday, similarly observed by most Christians in commemoration of the Resurrection of Christ.|
|3.||any special day of prayer or rest resembling the Sabbath|
To me Sunday is not a day of rest. And for those of you who are ministers... it definately is not a day of rest for you! I think I, like most of those around me, have become set in our ways and think Sabbath is Sunday. That is when we go to church, pray and rest. I think I experience Sabbath on other days. Sometimes Friday is my Sabbath. Sometimes Monday is my Sabbath. I need to set aside a day to have my "Sabbath". Reflect on God's Word, Rest in His arms, be refreshed in His Spirit.
When is your Sabbath?