Then He said to them, “Shabbat was made for man, and not man for Shabbat. So the Son of Man is L-rd even of Shabbat.”
In this week's portion, Adonai institutes the Shabbat as a day to stop our laboring and connect with Him. History shows that we have at times lost the heart of Shabbat, instead piling rules and regulations of our own making upon His holy day. Yeshua reminds us that Shabbat is not a burden but a delight. Shabbat is not a day of bondage but of freedom. It should not starve us but instead should feed us with His Living Word. Shabbat is not divisive but restorative. May we remember for ourselves and teach future generations the joy and holiness of His Shabbat.