I Love Sabbath: Embracing Joy
by Kelly Vonner
“But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create…”
Isaiah 65:18a NKJV
I could honestly say that I never went to church with true excitement until I started observing the Sabbath. It’s a joy knowing that you’re doing something that pleases God. To set aside the appointed time that He deems holy is an honor and a privilege. One of the commandments with promise, written with His very finger, and spoken aloud before the children of Israel. Joy!
Joy in not being confused if I’m keeping the right day. Joy in the worship and fellowship with like-minded believers. Joy in the time spent in the Word of God. Joy in the growth that comes from obedience. Joy in embracing what God created; joy in service to my King. Joy in the renewal and sweet rest that God provides just as He promised.
God’s Word is true and precious and leaves me speechless more times than not. I joy in Sabbath because I love Him and He calls me to rejoice forever in what He has created.
“And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath”. Mark 2:27 NKJV