How should you spend Sunday’s now that our worship is at six in the evening rather than eleven in the morning?
It has been just over a month since we began to have church on Sunday evenings. I have to admit that it has been a bit of an adjustment for me. For the vast majority of my life I got up and prepared to go to church that morning. Not because that’s when the Bible says we should go – because the Bible doesn’t specify when we should gather for worship, it simply expects us to gather for worship .
With each passing week I’m finding myself liking the evening worship more and more.
The change in time has led me to think about how I should be using the Lord’s Day. I don’t know about you but I feel like I have a true day of rest, with plenty of time to relax. It’s almost like I’ve had hours added to my week!
But the tendency is to find way to fill those hours, and probably fill them with activities that won’t profit us very much.
- What if we truly reserved the Lord’s Day for a day of rest and refreshment? Now a day of rest doesn’t necessarily mean that we can’t do anything at all. It means we don’t do the work that we do during the rest of the week.
- What if instead of running ourselves ragged on Sunday we took part of the day to spend with our families?
- What if we had a leisurely lunch with our families?
- What if we used that day to reconnect with the family that has been busy with work and school and sports all during the week?
- What if we used part of the day to (gasp) read?
- What if we used part of the day to spend more time reading the Bible and spending a more relaxed time in prayer?
- What if we used part of the day serving our neighbor? What if we used part of the day to find a good work to do for another?
- Then we finished the day off by spending time with our church family?
- What if we visibly demonstrated to our neighbors the coming eternal rest that God has planned for his family?