Give Us Rest
I grew up in a family with strict Sunday convictions. While other church members rushed to “beat the Baptists to the buffet,” we ate at home because we didn’t want to make restaurant workers cook our food instead of attending church or resting. We avoided Sunday football except for the church Super Bowl party that
occurred during the Sunday night service, which we
attended every week. Sunday was a day set aside for holy activities and rest.
When my wife was growing up, Sunday was her family’s biggest workday of the week. She’s a pastor’s daughter. Many other people also have jobs that don’t allow Sunday to be a day of rest.
Still, it’s important to take a Sabbath rest sometime each week. Like our Savior, we need to step away from our daily busyness and focus on the Father: “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed” (Luke 5:16).
Four years ago this month, I got the call saying I had been hired to help launch a new format for Light & Life Magazine. It’s time for a change again, and an exciting new design debuts next month that incorporates many readers’ advice. The magazine will be bigger and have a fresh look. Turn to the News section (Page 11) to learn more.