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Holiday Season

While writing this I am preparing to go on holiday, although by the time you are reading this I will have returned. As August is peak holiday season, many will be going on holiday this month and others will be taking a break even if staying at home. The origin of our word ‘holiday’ is ‘Holy Day’. Holidays were originally days set apart for God – such as Christmas and Easter which we still regard as holy and which are still recognised as national holidays. In the Bible, we read that from earliest times God granted people rest as well as giving them work to do. In the account of creation in Genesis we even read that God rested on the seventh day. Having created us in his own image, God pro

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