THE SABBATH IS GOD’S GIFT TO US, A TIME FOR REST AND RESTORATION OF OUR CONNECTION TO GOD AND OTHERS. IT REMINDS US OF GOD’S CREATION AND JESUS’ GRACE.
The Sabbath encompasses our entire relationship with God. It is an indication of God’s action on our behalf in the past, present, and future. The Sabbath protects man’s friendship with God and provides the time essential for the development of that relationship. The Sabbath clarifies the relationship between God and the human family, for it points to God as Creator at a time when human beings would like to usurp God’s position in the universe.