God tells us in the fourth commandment to “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8). But the commandment doesn’t stop there, after specifying that the Sabbath rest is for all creation, God explains why we should rest. “For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it” (Exodus 20:11 NKJV).
The God that Christians worship is the Creator of all things. Revelation 14 6.7 is one of the last messages to be given to the world. And it is in part quoting from the fourth commandment. “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them the dwell on the earth and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue and people. Saying with a loud voice, Fear God and give glory to Him for the hour of His judgement is come: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” Creation Sabbath can be a special Sabbath set aside to refocus our attention on the central theme of the Bible; our Creator loves us, and has redeemed us and offers us abundant life. This day can be an extra special time of celebration, a chance to rejoice at what God has done, to praise Him for the rich gifts He has provided and rest with Him as we enjoy the creation He made to sustain our lives.
Let’s share the good news with a lost and dying world, that God created us and redeems us!
We invite you to pick up a free Creation Sabbath T-shirt (modeled above by an enthusiastic young member from the Ridgefield Washington SDA church) after Sabbath school this coming Sabbath October 24, 2020. There will be a few boxes of the shirts in the breezeway of the church. These shirts come compliments of Geoscience Research Institute.
Find more information on CREATION SABBATH 2020 at https://creationsabbath.net/