The Story Behind the Sabbath Is a Sign
When our family was young, Sundays were spent wrestling little boys into shirts
and ties and uncomfortable shoes and walking the halls at church with babies,
wondering how this was a day of “rest.”
During this time we heard a remarkable talk given by Elder James E. Faust called
“The Lord’s Day.” He quoted a scripture that captured my imagination.
“Verily, my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you
throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that
doth sanctify you.” Ex. 31:13.
I loved that idea. The sabbath is a sign! I started studying and found
wonderful promises in the scriptures about keeping the sabbath day holy.
We decided to write an album of songs to teach children about how we
can make the sabbath “a delight”, as Isaiah says. The Sabbath Is a Sign
came from that effort. Sundays really didn’t get easier with four energetic
little boys but our perspective changed. We knew we were doing something
important, something that linked us through the generations to Adam,
honoring an ancient covenant as old as time.
We hope you enjoy the song!
Melanie and Roger