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‘Observe the Sabbath and keep it holy. You have six days in which to do your work, but the seventh day is a day of rest dedicated to me.’ (Exodus 20: 8-10)

You probably recognise the text as part of the Ten Commandments given by God to Moses for the people to follow. These long years later we have lost a great deal of what keeping the Sabbath means.

We are busy people – much occupies and pre-occupies us – people are always in a rush and we seem to have less and less time.

What gets squeezed out of our life first, or rather who?

It is God. The importance of keeping a Sabbath day was acknowledged until recent decades and now the Christian Sabbath of Sunday is like any other day.

Christians still meet for worship but in reality you can choose to do anything you like on a Sunday.

Forgetting a Sabbath means that many forget God altogether.

The Sabbath was meant to be a time to refocus on God, to worship him, so that our lives might better reflect his love. In truth we need a little “Sabbath time” each day when we focus our lives on God, to know and love

him more. Have you got time?