God set this day aside for a day of rest. He had a pretty busy week prior to the final day of creating the world, the universe, every living thing. He established night and day and placed all the stars, planets and constellations in the heavens. He divided the land from the sea and carved majestic landscapes, gardens and flourishing plant life within them. Then He created man in His own image and gave him a lifetime companion from the man’s rib.
For most of us, we’re lucky to get through a 40 hour work week, take care of household duties, make meals and spend time with family. We often complain when we have to put in overtime hours. Some of us can’t stay awake much past nine o’clock. When Sunday’s roll around, we’re ready for some rest.
If you really want to find some quiet time – a time to connect with the King of creation – spend an hour or so in His house. He’s waiting for you in His holy sacraments. He speaks to you through the Bible. The beautiful music, the glorious sanctuary, all the trappings of a church enhance the experience, but the truth is this is a time reserved just for you to be with God.
Why not try it? Once you make up your mind to give God that early Sunday morning time, you will find true rest. The coming week will take on new meaning. You can face it with the confidence that God lives in you, through His Holy Spirit.