The Freedom of a Day of Rest

by Geneva Durand

Week after week, day after day, the wheels of time roll forward. In the hustle and bustle of our lives, it is easy to tumble complacently along, always grinding away at our daily tasks and preoccupied with our work, never stopping to remember the words etched in stone so long ago by the finger of God – “the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work” (Exodus 20:10). What does that mean anyways? Is it relevant today? Is it true that “the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it” (Ex. 20:11)?

I was blessed to have memorized the Ten Commandments when I was seven years old. Ever since, I have understood that the commandment to keep the Sabbath day holy requires us to rest from our ordinary work. Later on, I realized that it also expected me to allow those Continue reading

The counsel of the Lord stands

     “The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.”  Psalm 33:11

What a blessing!  Everything is under the infinitely wise purpose of the one true and living God; our perfect, holy, just, loving, merciful and gracious Father.  His good purpose shall be fully realized!

     “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”  Proverbs 1:7

It is time to Continue reading