Today is the last day of Holy Week. The business of Holy Week is coming to a close as preparations are being made for the Easter Vigil early tomorrow morning as well as the big Easter breakfast. It's amazing just how busy it can be on the Sabbath day. Even though I know I "should be" resting today, I find myself tweaking my sermon, running through tomorrow's services in my head, and making sure that everything is "ready" for tomorrow.
The Sabbath is supposed to be a day of rest. Today, especially, should be thought of as a day of rest. On Holy Saturday, we remember that Jesus rested in the tomb on the Sabbath before the resurrection. If you can, I encourage you to ignore the example I've set today and find some time for rest. There will be plenty of time for busyness later. For now, enjoy as much time off from anything you'd consider work as you can. Let's use this time of rest as a way to prepare for the joy that is to come in the Easter celebration.