August, a month traditionally associated with holidays or a break of some sort. Why do we take a break? To rejuvenate, rest, spend quality time with friends and family, explore new places, try out new things, etc. God instituted rest, enshrined in the Sabbath. After creating the world and its inhabitants, the book of Genesis says God rested on the 7th day – not that God needs a rest but he set a pattern that our finite, earthly bodies and minds need to follow. We need to be refreshed. ‘Sabbath’ means a rest from labour and God tells us to keep this (see Exodus 20:11). Jesus also tells his disciples that the Sabbath was made for us to rest. Most of us lead busy lives and it’s difficult for most of us to have a whole day’s rest. But our bodies need it. What do you do to rest your body and soul?