By the time you are reading this, Labor Day has come and gone. I hope you were able to enjoy a day away from work to rest, relax, and refresh. I always enjoy Labor Day. It’s like a last hoorah of summer. Meat on the grill, maybe homemade ice cream, and good company…what more could one ask for? But I think for the believer Labor Day should be a reminder of the grace of God in our lives. Not all that long ago we considered the seventh day of creation on our journey though the book of Genesis. It is there that we find God rested. Later in the ten commandments he commands his chosen people to rest on this holy day. We should view the sabbath, this seventh day as an extension of God’s grace to us. We have six days to be in the hustle and bustle of life. But it is here that God graciously says to us, “Enough of all that other stuff, now rest in my goodness and ponder upon the wonder of my son.” God’s rest on the seventh day wasn’t a detour into inactivity, he actively rested from creation while still sustaining the universe. Our rest isn’t to be inactive ether. We are to set aside all the things of the world and focus all our attention and affections on him in worship! You see, if we are not taking time to observe the sabbath rest God graciously afforded us we are missing a grand opportunity to delve into the depths of fellowship with God. I’m not saying that God can’t worship God throughout the many activities of the week. But how glorious to have a day set aside to gather with His people and focus all our attention and affections on him! And so, I invite you to join us as we actively seek to worship Him by setting aside other things in Sunday. Join us for Sunday school at 9:30 and our worship Service at 10:30 on Sunday mornings. There is also a Bible Study on church history at 5pm on Sunday evenings. As always, if there is anything I can do for any of you please don’t hesitate to let me know.
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