Sabbath comes from the Hebrew word that means “to cease, to stop working.”
“Sabbath provides for us … rhythm for an entire reorientation of our lives around the living God. On Sabbaths we imitate God by stopping our work and resting. . . .
“Our culture knows nothing of setting aside a whole day (twenty-four hours) to rest and delight in God. Like most, I always considered it an optional extra, not something absolutely essential to discipleship…. Living in a fallen world is much like being in a blizzard. Without the Sabbath, we easily find ourselves lost and unsure of the larger picture of God and our lives. I am convinced that nothing less than an understanding of Sabbath as a command from God, as well as an incredible invitation, will enable us to grab hold of this rope God offers us.” (Rope referring to a line to safety in a blizzard)
“The Sabbath calls us to build the doing of nothing into our schedule each week.”
– Peter Scazzero, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, p. 163, 165.