Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Don’t Take A Vacation From The Lord!

Getting Right to the Point!
Don’t Take A Vacation From The Lord!

Weekends and vacations as we know them today were a long time in coming. True, already in A.D. 321 Roman Emperor Constantine decreed Sunday as a day off of work for rest and worship. But it wasn't until 1926 that Henry Ford was the first to set up a five-day, forty-hour workweek, and in 1938 this was established in the federal Labor Standards Act. In 1910 President Taft pressed for two to three month paid vacations for all Americans every year, but this was rejected by Congress. Today most nations of the western world have anywhere from seven to twelve weeks of paid vacation per year for all workers!

Jesus often told His disciples, "Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while." (Mark 6:31) And truly it is good to take a break from work and rest from our labors. The problem is we very often also take a break from meeting our spiritual needs. Sunday has become just another day off to far too many, with no time for the Lord. And there is no reason why daily prayers, reading the Bible, and meditating on God's grace in our lives has to stop, even though we may be at the beach, in the mountains, or at a resort.

You can be sure God never goes on vacation, or takes a break from His work of getting us to heaven. He wants to give us an eternal vacation. And that's the point!

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