Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. Exodus 20:8 NRSV
We have said it before. It is worthy of repeating. We do not rest on the Sabbath so we can work during the week. We work during the week so we can rest and refresh our souls on the Sabbath.
Celebrating the Sabbath is not only an act of obedience, it is an act of faithfulness. It is trusting that God will empower us to accomplish all that he has called us to do in six days a week. By not working on the Seventh Day we are affirming that God created the world. And just as He ceased from work on the Seventh Day so do we. Moreover, it is a witness to an increasingly godless world. We can have no idea of the impact of our act of faithfulness and obedience in the Providence of God.