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One of the blessings of the seventh day observance is that people need to rest. The cycles of time give our lives times and seasons. Rest doesn't mean we should sit and stare at the wall, but it is a time to assess where we are and get a new grip on life so we can go out again. To worship on the day of rest is the same kind of renewal, and it allows us to see ourselves and our lives in a refreshed light; as we worship, God allows us to see ourselves as he see us. We have the opportunity to change, repent, press on, or take up a new challenge.
I remember times when my husband's job required him to work without the day of rest. I saw him become stressed and angry when the times to rest and worship were abandoned. God calls us to rest and worship.