Remembering God's Holy Sabbath
"Six days we have to work and play, the seventh is for Jesus". God always remember us. He gave us six days to do our work and to play, let us also give Him this seventh day.
As a Christian, I believe in keeping the Sabbath, which falls on Saturday for us since I am an Adventist. This is the time we gather together to praise the Lord for keeping us safe and healthy.
This is also the time we keep for ourselves after a hectic schedule at work or busy exams at school. I believed God created this day for us to rest after a long day’s work, giving us the time we call our own. As the song goes, “Six days we have to work and play, the Seventh is for Jesus. We rest upon this Holy Day...”
Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it Holy.
Today, when I looked into the mirror, I can see a different girl I’ve used to know. How I missed the young girl of my childhood life – innocently playing and tagging along with her parents off to church. She’s always present on church events and social nights even have a part to play on a Sabbath school.
She believed that God loves people who go to church and pray and even have faith that miracles do happen when you believe. People around her believed that she can achieve great success in life.
One fateful day, she just changed. She loses interest in all the things she used to do and love. She won’t go to church anymore; she just keeps thinking “if I go to church, will she come back? No.”
She was deeply hurt because God took Gran away from her without final goodbyes. Well, she knew she was given the chance; she was given the signs that in no time, Gran was going to heaven.
But she believed in her heart that she would never leave. Hurt was so terrible that she hates to open the Bible to read stories.
Well, I did go back to church after I recovered from these changes in my life. But not so often, I skip Sabbaths because by sitting there and not finding granny beside me was a total pain. I admit that I am going into a different direction.
But I figured out that even if I drowned myself into hopelessness and pain, nothing will change.
I am renewing my faith and going back to church and with all the prayers. I think God always has the best reason for everything; we only have to trust Him.
And I think everybody needs a Sabbath in their life. It helps us renew our strength and faith. It doesn’t matter anyway what day is your Sabbath day.
We all have many religions and it’s not a mistake to follow the chosen day. Anyway, we all have one purpose – to praise the Lord. We all believed in one God and that’s the most important.
Here’s the lyric of one of my favourite opening song from our church. Just want to share it to others: "We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing; He chastens and hastens His will to make known; The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing; Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own."
The song reminds me that people from around the world gathered in this holy day to sing praises to the Lord once more.
How many 9-year old kids do you know who go out to the world and share the Word of God?
- The Little Miss Canvasser of God
I've been there, silently watching her from a distance. She's a skinny little 9-year old girl, who steps out to the world and spread the Word of God...on her very own special way.
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