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January 11, 2014

One out of seven: Sundays are different

Exodus 34: 21 Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest.

As a child, I remember when Sunday rolled around.

It was church, then usually back home to a fried chicken dinner complete with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and for dessert, it was usually a homemade yellow cake along with strawberry Jell-O.

If you have met me in person, then you know I was not starved as a child. My grandmother was a good cook and Aunt Nettie didn’t help matters much with her homemade chicken and dumplings. Oh my!

Times were much simpler then. There were no stores open on Sunday. No “big box” stores to go hang out at on a Sunday afternoon because Penney’s, Sears and Montgomery Ward were closed on Sunday.

I do remember many businesses had a sticker on the door that said; “We are closed on Sundays. Attend the church of your choice.” That’s one you don’t see these days either.

Yes, Sundays were different then than now yet, God has not changed His mind about keeping a Sabbath. It seems logical to me that with the six days we are given to take care of business that keeping one day out of seven just seems right. We really need to refresh ourselves and, get a fresh breath of air so to speak.

I know, with our work schedules these days it seems that taking one day off for rest is almost impossible. I worked in law enforcement for years and I did not always have Sunday off but, on one of the days I did have off, I made sure I was taking time to refresh and recharge myself.

In the pastoral ministry, we work on Sundays to help lead worship and give guidance through the messages we preach so, it’s important to take off another day of the week for purposes of rest.

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