If you were to ask me what I like to do the most, I would answer ‘nothing.’ Even though I am retired, I am busier than I want to be on most days. I am happy when everything on my ‘to-do’ list is done, and I have “nothing” to do. I enjoy “nothing” more than anything. But, then again, is there really any such thing! Aren't we always working on things, like our character, or our relationships, or on things with God?
One time, after Jesus healed a lame man on the Sabbath and told him to
pick up his bed, the Pharisees were so upset with Jesus, they wanted to kill Him. Instead
of seeing God at work, they saw a man ‘working’ on the
Sabbath. When the recently restored man was asked to explain himself, he told
them it was Jesus who had given the unlawful order to “work” on the Sabbath.
the angry Pharisees approached Jesus, He revealed His Father's work ethic: “My Father is always working, and so am I” (John 5:17). Apparently, no one imagined God might not keep the Sabbath. Or, in our vernacular, never take a day off! Thank God! After all, if I am His work, (Eph.
2:10), I’d hate to think He might be on sabbatical when I call.