“Keep the 7th Day Holy” 8/28/16; Exodus 20:8-11; Genesis 1 and 2 selected by Rev. Laurie Williams

By |August 31st, 2016|Sermons|

          I read an article by Emily Thomsen this past week that started this way:  “Some call it a “park in time.” Imagine having a day every week to avoid work, to-do lists, and household chores without any guilt!  How about a day to spend with your family and friends, or out in nature, or doing something nice for someone else?  Sound like a luxury?  It’s not; in fact, God designed a weekly holiday and built it into our very nature at Creation.” (end quote)  The problem is that we in the United States aren’t very good at keeping God’s design of a weekly holiday.  By that I simply mean what our scripture said after God created in Genesis chapter 1, “So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested.”  And in our Exodus passage, once again, we hear:  “Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy.” […]