The Weekend - 21st Century
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
In our day, worship is part of “the weekend activity” for some people.
Within the last couple of decades, our popular culture has come to treat Sunday, as a second Saturday. Activities of shopping, traveling, selling, working, sports, both youth (especially youth) and professional, recreational activities, fairs, trade-shows, a catch-up work day at home and at the office, business meetings, and conventions have treated Sunday as a second “Saturday.”
The biblical injunction of a Sabbath as a day of rest, worship, and reflection on God’s creation and our relationship to Him, is largely forgotten; yes, even an “unknown” concept in our society. It is perhaps more foreign to Christians’ thinking and way of life than it should be. What used to be the “Sabbath,” became “The Lord’s Day,” which became “Sunday,” which is now “the weekend.”
Did the Lord know something about the rhythm of work and rest that we are missing?
Something to think about…this afternoon.