Weekly Verse – Remembering The Sabbath

I had the week between Christmas and New Year’s off.  It was a fun, (somewhat) relaxing time.  There were many different events and parties to attend.  It was a week where if asked at any given time what day it was… that I’d be hard-pressed to give the correct answer.

Then it was back to work for one of the longest, short weeks ever.  Trying to get caught back up after a week off was stressful.  That’s one of the reasons I was looking forward to this weekend.  My wife having Sunday off was the other reason.

We made the most of our family time and her day off.  First up, was church.  Then, we went to a movie… in the actual theater.  It’s not something we do a lot so it’s an event when we do go.

My youngest daughter is a big Pitch Perfect fan so we all went to see the 3rd movie in the series.  It was a fun time!  If you loved the first two movies, you’ll love this one.  We had great seats because we bought our tickets and reserved our seats online days in advance.

After the movie, my oldest daughter and I had the first Dad/Daughter dance practice for the routine we’ll be performing with the other dads and daughters at their high school dance team’s Spring show.  That sure got my blood pumping and brought some sweat to my brow!

This evening my family enjoyed a nice meal… at the table.  Something that our busy schedules prevent us from doing as much as we’d like.  Now, we’re sitting together watching the Golden Globes.

Yep.  Today was a great day!  As I reflect on it I realized that one of the reasons that made it great, besides being all together, was that it was a day that my wife and I didn’t work… and didn’t think about work.

It made me realize that we need more days like this… and that we need to remember the Sabbath.  There will always be work to do and things to get done but we can’t sacrifice rest and relaxation just to cross another item off the to-do list.

Exodus 20:11 NIV seemed to be a great verse to go with the day and my thoughts on it.

” For in six days, the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”

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