By: Ely Lagajino
Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8
One Sabbath day, I decided to stay at home and read the Bible. While reading, I fell asleep. When I woke up, I found out that my eye glasses dropped to the floor. I picked it up, wore it again, and continued reading. To my surprise, my left vision became blurred. I removed my glasses, thinking that I needed more time to rest my eyes before I put them on again. When I wore them again, my left eye was still blurred.
I started to pray and promised everything to the Lord to restore my healthy eyesight. “I will go to church rain or shine, Lord just heal my eye.” I pleaded.
When I wore my glasses for the third time, “Ouch” I cried out…my fingernail pierce my left eye. I found out that the left lens fell of the frame. By the next rainy Sabbath day, I fulfilled my promise, but later it was broken again and again because I thought Sabbath was just a requirement that needed to be fulfilled sometimes. Sabbath is not like a plane ticket reservation that sometimes we move or cancel the flight schedule.
God finished the work of creation in six days. All parts of the creation function in perfect harmony with all human needs. God pronounced it very good, and He rested in celebration of the fruit of His “wisdom and goodness. It is to be remembered and observed as the memorial of God’s work.
All who keep the seventh-day Sabbath indicate that they are worshipers of the true God and to signify loyalty. The Sabbath rest is an act of worship. Let it be a day of prayer, praise, and Bible study for those who love and trust God.
Exodus 20:8-11 PP p19, .324, 325
The Ten Commandments p.46