Sabbath, God's gift to us, is a time set apart to rest from work, worship God, tend to our soul, and bless others.
Sabbath: The Gift of Restoration and Realignment
by Chris Schoon
“How can I practice sabbath when church activities make Sunday so busy?”
“I’m a young mom with three kids under age 8, working a part-time job on weekends; when do I actually get a day off to keep sabbath?”
“We’ll be at church when we can, but we have to be at our kids’ games. They need every opportunity they can get if they’re going to be able to pay for school.”
“Why does sabbath really matter? I already enjoy my weekends, and the fun stuff I do helps me relax.”
Sabbath so often comes across as complicated, unrealistic, inconvenient, or counterproductive.
Most of the time, sabbath seems like it’s only really accessible to the superspiritual and to those with more time and fewer financial worries than we tend to have. Sure, somewhere in the nagging corners of our hearts, we know we’re supposed to “keep the sabbath day holy,” but we’ve really got no clue where to even begin.
But here’s the good news: sabbath isn’t a list of “do’s and don’ts.” It’s not a burden. It’s not another commitment we have to fit into our schedules. Sabbath is a beautiful, life-giving gift from the God who loves us.