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And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.  Genesis 2:3 NLT

Photo courtesy of pixabay.One of my favorite things to do is to walk at night and look up at the moon.

I always thank God for the beauty of the moon when the sky is clear and the moon is full. A less than full moon reveals the stars in the night sky as a reminder of how awesome God is. If you live where there are few lights, the number of stars you see are beautiful. The moon and the stars are still there when the sky is cloudy.

The creation account may be a section of Scripture we don’t think about much. In six days, God created the lights, the waters, the land, the plants, the trees, the animals, and the stars.

God made everything in nature for us to enjoy: plants, flowers, birds, and animals. He then rested from His creation on the seventh day (Genesis 2:3). He decided this day would be holy and set apart from the other days. In the future, He would call this day the Sabbath. This day would have its own commandment: Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy (Exodus 20:8).

We need to plan rest time into our schedule . . . to put a big R on a few future calendar dates so we are home on that day or evening.

Resting can include walking in the park, reading a book, going to a movie with a friend, taking a nap, reading the Bible, or spending quiet time in prayer. Give yourself some rest and follow God’s example.

During this coming week, put a little rest time into your schedule.

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Dale Hansen

Dale Hansen is retired and spends his time reading, running, mentoring, and watching his grandkids. He enjoys leading small Bible study groups, which he has done for more than thirty years. Dale is working on publishing his first book, One Week at a Time: A 52 week Bible Devotional. He is married and has two married daughters and three grandsons. He lives in Joliet, Illinois. Additional information and timing on his book can be found at: www.groundedandgrowingweekly.com.