We read in Mark 2:27 that the sabbath was made for man. On the 7th day God rested from his work and and it holy. In God's grand plan for creation, he set aside a day to rest and be present with his people. Those whom he loves and sent his son to die for. What is fantastic is that in Christ we get to enter God's sabbath rest. Hebrews 4 describes that process in detail. In that discussion we read in Hebrews 4:12 the power of God's Word. What is the catch? We can be so busy that we don't hear God's Word. Purpose of sabbath is so we can slow down and listen.
Here's is what this means for you and I. While there is not a command for the Christian church to keep the sabbath (see Romans 14 for that discussions), there is prudence in having a 'Christian sabbath.' For relationships to flourish, it takes dedicated and protected time. We need time where God is first and foremost. The other aspect of sabbath is a test of faith. It asks the question if we're willing to trust God, and let him be in control.
This week we'll focus on Psalms that help us to trust God and journaling based on that Psalm. Feel free to comment below and share your insights.