Sunday’s are Hard by Pastor Scott
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy” Exodus 20:15
Have you ever said or heard someone say, “Sunday mornings are hard”?
Think about it for a minute…
Sundays can be lonely for the single, divorced, widowed, the introvert, visitor or anyone exclude from the relational connections and conversations.
Sundays can be stressful for people with young children, special needs, the sick. It can be hectic for those who are serving in a ministry area, leading or teaching; expectations on parents or leaders can feel like a heavy weight. Have you ever fought with your spouse or kids on the way to church?
Sundays can feel isolating for those who feel shamed, shunned or in some way on the “outside” of the faith community; how hard are Sundays for those who are different from “us” who know the songs, Scriptures and patterns of when to sit or stand?
I have a confession, Sundays are hard for me (ask me why sometime).
I love the prayer, worship and preaching of the Word.
I love the people in our community of faith, connecting with friends and meeting new people.
I love the fellowship of people seeking God together, rejoicing with one another and even weeping with those who are hurt.
“I was glad when they said to me, let us go to the house of the Lord” Psalm 122:1
I love growing in faith together and seeing the Holy Spirit work in our midst!
“They devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching, the fellowship, the breaking of bread and prayer. Awe came upon every soul as many signs and wonders were being done through the apostles.” Acts 2:42-43
What can we do to make Sunday mornings a place of rejoicing and welcome for everyone?
What can we do to make Sundays worth the struggles we need to overcome each week?
What can we do to make Sundays strong?
We can be more aware of the difficulties, more consistent to the fellowship and more committed to the “one another” relational teachings of the New Testament.
“Let us not give up meeting together … but let us continue to encourage one another … as we see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25
Let us be SundayStrong!