Fresh Up With Sunday
All the world needs Sunday, a day for physical, mental, spiritual refreshment.
Our creator set the pattern and gave us this right-to-rest law — the law of the Sabbath. He worked six days, rested the seventh, and, the Good Book says, “He was refreshed.”
Refreshed; relieved of fatigue; restored in strength and spirit. How we need this blessing in our busy, modern world!
How to keep Sunday? Try this once-a-week prescription:
Start on Saturday night. Retire early so you will arise, on the Sabbath, refreshed. Give thanks as you awaken that you are alive for another day of glorious living.
Cleanse your body; dress in your go-to-meeting best; breakfast gratefully; and go to church.
While in church you will learn wisdom and faith with choice friends and neighbors.
At mealtimes add zest to your appetite and nourishment to your soul by keeping a prayerful heart. On Fast Days, rest your digestion, refresh your spirit, and give the savings to the needy.
Between meals and meetings, cultivate your mind with good reading and pleasant visiting at home or with friends.
For good health and stimulating outdoor enjoyment, walk more, ride less to church if you live nearby.
As a perfect nightcap, add an hour of good fellowship and faith with a friendly fireside group.
Time on your hands? No Sunday will be long enough for all the appropriate and refreshing things you’d like to do.
As you prepare to retire, give thanks again that your Father in Heaven gave you this precious gift — one day in seven – when man can rest and be refreshed.
Let’s keep the Sabbath — let’s keep it because He gave it to us — and because we need it!
BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF.