Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the sepulchre. Matthew 28:1
The Sabbath came between the day of the crucifixion and the day of resurrection. Often Saturday is lost amid Good Friday and Easter. It is significant that the disciples observed the Sabbath after the death of Jesus. Sabbath is the day when Jews remember the wonder of God’s creation and their deliverance from slavery in Egypt. It is a day of no work.
Sabbath is a day when we cease with our busyness, our planning, and our preoccupation with results. We are not slaves to our agendas or those of others. We don’t have to do and make to prove ourselves. We can simply be. It is the day when we turn over control of our lives to God. It is the day we remind ourselves that God is in charge of our lives. It is the day to realize that God, not we, is the Lord of the universe. We are saved from the burden of self-importance. We...continue reading