Some people think that they don’t have enough time to investigate the claims of Christianity and in particular the claims of Jesus Christ. They think that they have better things to do with their time.
Only – they do have enough time. God has given them the time. It is called their lifetime, but more particularly God has given them holidays – ‘holy days’ – in which to consider the matter.
God has given you seven weeks’ holiday every year; probably more than your employer. It comes round every week – the first day of the week called the Sabbath, which is the Hebrew word for ‘Rest’. It is your rest day. Your employer cannot force you to work on it. It is God-time – your time to find and enjoy the fellowship of God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
If you neglect it, you are missing out on quality time with your God, and when you meet Him at the Judgment Seat you will not be able to say that He didn’t give you enough time.
God was the first to give us holidays. “Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God” Ex 20:9-10. Unless your work is essential, your employer should let you have the Sabbath off work, as your quality time with God. This secular society calls it a Funday for the family. It is more than that. It is the family’s time to learn about, worship and enjoy God’s fellowship. It is a gift from God.
Your employer may give you six weeks’ holiday in a year, but this includes six days of God’s holiday, so almost one week of the six weeks are God’s holiday anyway.
Welcome to a new outlook on life – your lifetime.
20 Mar 2020: the coronavirus pandemic has shut down whole nations. Many lands are involuntarily recovering their Sabbaths.
“To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.”2Chronicles 36:21