“The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath.” Man has an amazing ability to take something and twist it to fit his needs and have it lose its original purpose. The Sabbath (Sunday for us, Saturday for the Jewish culture) was meant to be a day of rest, a time to worship, a day to spend with family. For many of us, Sunday was a day when stores didn’t open, restaurants were closed, and liquor stores were locked. Families looked forward to Sunday dinners, houses were filled with the aroma of cooking roasts and hams, time was spent together. Then the states started abolishing the blue laws and slowly the importance of the Sabbath ebbed away. The best attack of the enemy is the slow subtle one and this was one of his most successful and destructive attacks to our culture and families. We became like a frog in a pot of slowly heating water, not knowing it is being cooked, until it is! Yet, nothing really has changed. The Sabbath is still meant to be observed. We still need a day of rest, we still need to spend time together as a family, and we definitely need to spend time worshipping with fellow believers, now there are just more obstacles to do so. We can’t turn back the clock but we can get out of the pot of water and do whatever we can to observe the gift of the Sabbath and help others to understand its importance. Not an easy task to do in our fast paced society with families spread all over the country, but it’s worth the effort to honor the Lord of the Sabbath and the day He gave us!