Until recently, to be honest, I never thought much about what breaking or keeping the Sabbath meant. To me, the practice seemed ancient, outdated, and very Hebrew. Then a funny thing happened. While directing a rehearsal for a Bible presentation, I listened to a recitation of the Ten Commandments by a group of eight-year-olds.
Why? I believe it has to do with the fact that people have a fallen nature that rails against authority. In this case we rebel against a heavenly Father who has our best interest in mind. We think we know better than He does, and we want to do things our way. It’s our time, remember? So we keep on going, driven by the clock, by the expectations of others, and by our own desires, racing along at someone else’s speed other than God’s. Our bodies ache, we thrash at night without sleep, and we live on the synthetic energy