God made rest sacred when, after creating the world in which we live, He Rested.
God, our Father, our Creator,
Rested on the 7th day.
As a Father, God set the example for His Children.
He doesn't want us to only work without stopping,
He wanted us to rest, too.
He made the night to balance the day and
Like Jesus wept,
the Father rested.
If rest is needed, we need to follow His Example.
In many cases, God uses rest to work on us, to inspire us, to enlighten us.
When we allow Him, He works with us in our rest.
Joseph the earthly father of Jesus, was inspired by God in his sleep.
When he was concerned about making Mary his wife because she was pregnant, God sent an angel to Joseph in a dream, to tell Joseph that it was all right to make Mary his wife.
God also sent an angel to Joseph, in a dream, to tell him to take Mary and his Child to Egypt where they would be safe.
Rest. Critical. Rest.