Weekends are a great time to relax and enjoy the things you love most. But what makes Sundays special? It's not just the day after the weekend—it's so much more than that. Today we'll explore some of those things that make Sunday a special day and why they're important to Christians everywhere.
The day Jesus rose from the dead
The resurrection of Jesus is a subject that can be difficult to understand, but it's also very important. Let's take a look at what happened when Jesus rose from the dead and what this means for us today.
According to the Bible, Jesus died on a torture stake and was buried in a tomb. But three days later, he rose from the grave and appeared to many people in Jerusalem (1 Corinthians 15:1-8).
The resurrection of Jesus had great significance for several reasons: It proved that he was who he claimed to be (God), it showed that death does not have power over him or anyone else who believes in him and it provided evidence that salvation is available through Christ alone (Acts 4:2-37).
The resurrection of Jesus changed everything, launching the beginning of God's kingdom on earth. The fact that Jesus died for us was an amazing act of love, but his resurrection from death proved he is truly God.
Jesus' resurrection from the dead is the foundation of our faith and the most important event in history because it proves that he is who he said he was: God's Son (1 Corinthians 15:17).
For Jesus' followers, Sunday became a special day for worship, for celebrating and for remembering. The first day of the week is a special day for Christians because it's the day when Jesus rose from the dead.
What happened on Sunday?
On Sunday, Jesus' followers met in Jerusalem to remember what he had done for them, and they were filled with joy when they saw him. (John 20:19-20)
On Sunday afternoon, Jesus came back to life again! (John 20:19-23)
Three days later—on Friday night—he showed himself to his disciples once more so that they would know for sure that he had risen from the dead. (Luke 24:13-49)
Sundays for God, family and friends
Sundays are special because we get to rest from our work and enjoy time with God, family and friends.
The Sabbath is a day of rest and renewal. God made it that way. It's a time when we slow down, spend time with family and friends, and spend time with ourselves. We also get to take care of our bodies by resting from our work (Exodus 23:12).
We can use this day to think about all that Jesus has done for us — His sacrifice on the cross gives us eternal life! We are so blessed!
Your time to relax
Our bodies need rest and refreshment, just like we need to refresh our minds and emotions by reading the Bible and talking to God in prayer.
As you set aside time to rest, you'll find that your body is more refreshed and ready to take on the new week ahead.
You may also notice that your mind has more clarity and focus—you're less likely to feel distracted or forgetful.
And if you make it a habit to spend time with family and friends, as well as with God through prayer and reading the Bible, then Sundays will be extra special because they'll be days filled with love for those closest to us.
Taking time out of our busy schedules to experience what God has given us helps us find peace and contentment.
What makes Sunday more special
"What makes Sundays special?" is a question I often hear from people who want to know what it means for them. The answer is simple: taking time out of our busy schedules to experience the beauty that God has given us helps us find peace and contentment in this world. This can be as simple as visiting a park or enjoying a meal with loved ones, or it may mean going on an outdoor adventure. Spending time experiencing our natural surroundings reminds us that we are truly part of God's creation and gives us opportunities to meet others with whom we share these experiences.
When we take time out of our day-to-day life to enjoy what God has created, we also have an opportunity to help others find peace and contentment through their own interactions with nature. Whether this means inviting someone on an outing or simply talking about something beautiful you've seen recently, sharing your experiences can lead both parties down paths they might not have otherwise taken otherwise—and those are always good things!
When you take time to think about being thankful for all that God gives us on Sunday, it makes Sunday more than just another day of the week.
Sunday is a special day because we get to rest.
It’s the one day of the week when we are given time to think about what God has done for us and how much He loves us. It’s the only day of the week where we get to slow down, be thankful and worship our Heavenly Father!
The whole point of Sunday is to spend time with family, friends or just yourself if you want. You can do whatever you want on Sunday—go shopping, go to church or go out for lunch with all your family members because that’s what Sundays are all about: relaxing!
Whether or not you attend church on Sundays, there are many ways to reflect on what God's done in your life and how He wants you to live. Taking time out of our busy schedules to experience what God has given us helps us find peace and contentment. The simple act of taking a walk outside or enjoying nature can help bring back balance in our lives when things get hectic at work or school. By making Sunday special, we're honoring the memory of Jesus Christ's resurrection; this gives us hope for the future when we'll be able to see him again when we die."