But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
Viewing a sunset will cause me to stop, and pause long enough to reflect on all the really important things going on around me. To witness a sunset is to enjoy momentary peace and solitude. Each sunset is different and unique. It amazes me how weather can play such a large part to make a sunset appear different from day to day. When the sun’s fiery orange ball melts into a puddle over the water is the moment when I feel awed. I visualize today’s worries and problems melting away just like the sun. It is easy to have a childlike imagination that the sun is going down for an evening’s rest before the start of another day tomorrow.
God understands rest and wants us to take time to enjoy it and to rest in Him. He made the heavens and the earth and on the seventh day he rested. Imagine that! All that work followed by just one day of rest. There is something to be said for slowing down, and pausing to replenish our bodies and our souls. God knows what we need, both physically and spiritually. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” To make God first is to trust that He will help us to get everything completed on our “to-do list “ plus enjoy His rest.