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What Sundays Mean to Me
Echoes of my childhood…
Last evening on the way to church for the evening services, I saw something that really captured my attention. There were two men weedeating a bank on the side of the road and one stopped momentarily to wipe the sweat from his brow just as we were driving by. Immediately my mind carried me back to my childhood and hearing my mom quote from the Bible. “Six days shalt thou labour, and do all your work; but on the seventh, you shalt not do any work…” Exodus 20:9-10. What caught my eye I assume was when that one stopped to rest for a moment, to wipe his face in the heat, due to his heavy labor.
Do you and your family attend church on Sundays?
“times have changed"
I know some may be thinking, “times have changed”, and I must agree- yes they have; and if I might add; not necessarily all for the better. Being a ‘campaign of one’ I alone can’t restore the world to its former status or as I think it should be; but I can remain faithful to my up-bringing and to my calling as a Christian. Therefore, I choose not to work on the Lord’s Day, but rather to rest as instructed in the Bible. I’m not condemning those men for working on Sunday, that’s their business before God. I am however, thankful that God in His mercy has granted me with a livelihood whereby I don’t have to ‘labor’ or work on Sundays and if I choose to worship Him on the first day of each week, I am still allowed to do that under Article 1 of our Constitution I believe; at least for the here and now.
He has never failed me yet
When I was in the military I had to work on some Sundays, but even that changed when I was ask if I wanted to work or be off on Sundays. I said I would rather not work on Sundays if given the opportunity. The same was true for the USPS; when I first started working there it was needful to work on Sundays; in fact, I drew a ‘better’ or higher earning, as incentive for working on Sundays. As I progressed in my career I had opportunity to ‘bid’ on ‘more choice’ positions that granted me Sundays off. I bid and gained my weekends off, by choice.
I feel God has been instrumental in every part of my life. To Him goes all the credit. I simply choose to believe in His faithfulness and grace and guess what… He has never failed me yet.
His Grace Is Sufficient for Me
God is in total control
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying God has answered 100% of my prayers just the way I wanted Him too. On the contrary - He has answered, according to His Divine Will and Purpose, not mine. Then I later learned that by Him saying ‘NO’ to me and my desires at a certain time, He was actually right and I was wrong. So I have learned to simply trust and honor Him. I get along a lot better now, and at night I can lay my head upon my pillow and rest realizing God is in total control and is protecting my family and myself.
Now, to me attending worship services on Sunday is a habit, I really don’t know what I would do if I didn't go to church. There, I have responsibilities which I appreciate and I greatly enjoy the fellowship with other believers that worship alongside and for the same reasons I do…
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