On the seventh Day, God decided to relieve the monotony and created Sabbath.
Have you read the studies where if there are no special or memorable days, time goes quickly? And humans remember less? Because human brains are not wired to do the same thing everyday.
How strange is that, if I were designing a creature, I would design it to do the same thing all the time.
And although we prefer a structure and not changing, in reality we do not thrive in this environment.
As evidenced by quarantine: where many are working without stopping and many are stopping without working.
So God created a different kind of day, a memorable day, a holy day.
When I’m stuck, and things seem overwhelming, sometimes I declare a random holiday, to help to bide the time. I will stop everything and turn my focus to crafts or baking or reading a (gasp) new book.
My mom has been marking the silly holidays (Bugs Bunny Day, Hoagie Day, Missing Sock Day), and it has been brightening our otherwise monotonous time.
In Middle Ages the church acted as Union insofar as they declared many, many holidays to give people appropriate rest. 12 days at Christmas, every Sunday and 7 weeks after Easter, plus weddings and funerals. They sometimes would have as much as a half a year off.
The creation of Holy Days and Holy Times is part of who God is, it’s a part of who we are. How are we blessing the ordinary days? What makes things Holy today?
May you find Sabbath, and rest!