As a child, Sundays were a very special day. The memories are so vivid. Of all the wonderful memories that have been retained I must say they fell on a Sunday. They were a Church day on stage as a Catholic alter boy for the first time, a dress-up day for Easter Sunday with a new suit, a family day with all the relatives I hadn’t seen in a year, a big food day with my Italian Grandmother’s 7 course meal from soup to nuts, a sports day hitting an infield grand slam homer to win the division championship, a Good Humor Ice Cream day while sitting on our front porch and hearing the bells ringing from down the street, a Wonderful World of Disney, Lassie and Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom day until it was time for bed! The only negative at all was that the next day was Monday. These positive emotional experiences travel through time. Especially since the most exciting Sunday ever was an eternal one, the day our Lord and Savior rose from the grave and proclaimed the unrighteous righteous. Now that’s a Sunday worth reliving. Sundays are a perfect example of an “Abundant Life” the Lord wants us to live in this world (John 10:10). I suspect we could watch Football on the NFL channel, reruns of Wild Kingdom and Disney, eat big dinners every day and fill up on Good Humor ice cream till our belts became too tight. But I don’t think we’d experience the same satisfaction, do you? There may only be one way, and that is, to make every day Church day by spending time with Jesus.
So today as you get home from church, just in time to watch the wrap up of the olympics, right before you sit down to your big Sunday dinner or when you finish the day with a big bowl of your favorite ice cream, think about past Sundays. Let’s think about making a plan for the coming week, how we can keep Him a part of it. Then we can live the abundant life He wants us to live. And if we can, make every day a Sunday.
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