Worship Through Rest
Take a moment to refresh, refocus, and refine your faith.
Kind Father, thank you for building rest into your design for the world. You who are ever-watchful and ever-working have created us with the physical need to sleep and trust you with all things. You set the precedent for a weekly day of rest. When you were forming the Israelites into a nation, you couched regular intervals of resting into their cultural calendar. Thank you, God, for liberating us from the modern mantle of shame about not overworking. You designed us to live abundantly, not toil our lives away. Help us honor you by receiving the gift of rest regularly. Amen.
Then Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!”