God saw everything that God had made, and indeed, it was very good.
In the biblical story, the world was created a day at a time, each day bringing more and more of the world into being. At the end of the day, the great Creator looked out over that which had been made and saw that it was good.
On the sixth day, in which all living creatures that dwell on the earth were brought forth, God went one step further and created humankind in God’s own image, giving to us stewardship of all that had been created. At the end of that day, the great Creator didn’t simply call what had been made good…but very good.
On the seventh day, there was no more to do. The Creator’s work was finished and that day was declared a day of rest. A holy day of rest.
Made in the image of the Creator, when we choose to live as a reflection of that from which we came, to be good stewards of all that has been entrusted to us, at the end of the day we will be able to look out over what we have done, and see that it is good.
Every now and then, we can even see that is very good.
And when we’ve given all we have to that which is ours to do, we can take time to rest, knowing that to rest is holy.
Let it be so.