Saturday nights was a fun time for me when I was young. My brothers and I would love watching SNICK on Nickelodeon on Saturday nights. The shows were something I looked forward to watching the whole day. The one problem with that is that the day I was looking forward to these shows was the Sabbath! So when my parents would call us to close Sabbath we would run to their room with pure joy and enthusiasm. We would pray with anticipation that when it was over and we kissed our parents and wished them a good week we were free to watch!

We would rush downstairs and act like the Sabbath was a forgotten memory. As an adult I laugh at those memories because like many adults looking back on their youth, I valued the wrong things. It was the Sabbath I should of looked forward to with enthusiasm and anticipation not the end of it. I think dealing with the responsibilities of adulthood allowed myself to realize that the Sabbath is something to enjoy and not dread.

The Sabbath is a time where I can rest and relax and refresh myself from the stress that is daily life. The interesting thing about the Sabbath is I make the choice every week to set it apart. I choose to make this 24 hour period a time where I focus on one thing. God knowing us so well created this day for us in that sense as Jesus said in Mark 2:27 that Sabbath was made for man and not the other way around.

Just like when you spend hours on the phone talking to your best friends and the time just flies by and you are actually sad that you have to hang up and go back to your usual routine. The Sabbath should be seen in the same light as the time where there is no excuse of routine for not hanging out with Jesus it is our scheduled time to hang out. I don’t know about you but in that I find peace and joy.