Here I am on Monday morning thinking about yesterday – Sunday, “the Lord’s Day” – and what went on… I got up early and had a wonderful time of personal devotions (I call it “coffee with the Lord”). Then Sharon and I went to the house of worship where we gather with fellow Christian friends. We sang to the Lord with all our hearts, and heard a wonderful, uplifting message that challenged us to “live out our identity ‘in Christ’!” Immediately following that, we met with a wonderful group of people for Bible Study (they call themselves “the Truth-Seekers Class), enjoyed some refreshments together and explored the significance of the “covenant” David made with his dear friend, Jonathan, and it’s powerful, positive impact on Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s son. Finished out “the Lord’s Day” in the evening at our house with an incredible, uplifting time of fellowship and prayer with a small group of Christian friends. (Can’t beat “BBQ, the Bible, and ‘bearing one another’s burdens!”) The Lord’s Day … don’t want to bore you, but what a way to spend Sunday!
So here’s the deal… It’s Monday morning and I read these words in the Bible during devotions…
“Let us draw near [to God] with a true heart in full assurance of faith with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water! Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful! And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together (as the habit of some) but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day [of His coming] drawing near!” (from Hebrews 10:22-25)
That’s what happened yesterday! That’s what Sharon and I and a lot of other fellow Christians participated in! It’s going to be a busy week filled with a lot of challenges and opportunities! I want to live out the Christian life with consistency and maximum impact – don’t you?! We need each other! We need “the Lord’s Day” – we need Sundays!