Unless you’re retired and live in a cabin in the mountains, you no doubt experience the daily stress that accompanies life in an uncertain and often troubling world. Just watching the nightly news probably increases our blood pressure by ten percent or more. The biblical directive to “Be still and know that I am God” is easier said than done. (Psalm 46:10) If you are raising young children then your time really doesn’t belong to you right now. So, thank God for His ordained “day of rest” that He calls “the Sabbath day” and we call Sunday. I preached about this not too long ago but have since come across a good reminder in an email sent by the Institute for Creation Research. It’s worth your time to read (won’t take long) and when you’re finished ask yourself if you are really setting aside this one-in-seven day of rest that God has built into the cycle of life.
"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates." (Exodus 20:8-10)