The word Sabbath comes from a Hebrew word meaning “to rest.” Defined as a 24-hour period, it’s a time to cease our orientation around work and reorient our lives around God. Sabbath is not ultimately about unplugging or checking out, but about plugging into God, being renewed by Him as we cease from our labors and learn to delight in Him.
God forms us as disciples as we walk in trust and obedience, imitating His rhythm of work and rest (Genesis 2). In resting, we acknowledge our dependence on God for all we have. He forms us as witnesses to the world as we model the reality of a coming Kingdom.