The Hebrew word shabbat from which the word sabbath derives, means 'to cease, or desist'.
It's important we have times when we just stop, put down our 'tools' and spend time with Jesus.
And it's particularly important during the Christmas season, when it's so easy to get caught up in the frantic activity propelled by secular commercialism, and the Lord doesn't get a look in until Christmas Day!
In addition, there are also many people each year, who are involved in all sorts of Christmas activities, including church services, but never actually encounter Emmanuel, the God who invites us into His presence.
The Rest Bites section of the website also contains a Christmas Reflections page.
Take time to encounter Emmanuel this Christmas.