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“The Sabbath is a delight” by Russell M. Nelson

KATY BURTON | Scroll Photography

KATY BURTON | Scroll Photography

Elder Russell M. Nelson said the Sabbath is His (Who’s gift) gift to us, granting us rest from daily life.

He said the Sabbath provides much needed relief.

“In addition, we now partake of the sacrament on the Sabbath Day in remembrance of the Atonement of Jesus Christ,” he said.

Elder Nelson said the Savior has asked us to keep the Sabbath holy or to hallow the Sabbath Day.

He said that his conduct and attitude on the Sabbath constituted a sign between him and his Heavenly Father.

“When I had to make a decision whether or not an activity was appropriate for the Sabbath, I simply asked myself, ‘What sign do I want to give to God?’” Elder Nelson said. “That question made my choices about the Sabbath day crystal clear.”

He said we make the Sabbath a delight when we teach the gospel to our children.

“No other work transcends that of righteous, traditional parenting,” Elder Nelson said.

He said the home is the basis of a righteous life.

“As you teach the gospel, you will learn more,” he said. “This is the Lord’s way of helping you to comprehend His gospel.”

Elder Nelson said in addition to time with family, you can experience delight on the Sabbath from participating in family history work.

“Make the Sabbath a delight by rendering service to others, especially those who are not feeling well, or those who are lonely or in need,” he said. “Lifting their spirits will lift yours as well.”

He said you might have to deny yourself of something you might like, and you will not permit yourself to treat the Sabbath as any other day.

“Faith in God engenders a love for the Sabbath; faith in the Sabbath engenders a love for God,” Elder Nelson said. “A sacred Sabbath truly is a delight.”​

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