In addition to being Monday, today was one of those hectic days at work. I am sure you know what I mean.
During lunch, I went to Wendy's. After I had ordered my food, the dining room hostess walked by and spoke. I said hello and asked if she had a good weekend. She said "yes, I went to church". Not only was the answer strange to me, it was stunning as well. All I could say was yes ma'am.
As I sat down to eat I thought that her answer was both refreshing and convicting. The highlight of her weekend was going to church. The weekend was good because she had gone to church. To be honest most of us probably went to Super Bowl parties. Our watching the game and the commercials or participating in some other activity was the highlight of our weekend. It was not church.
I knew immediately that she was right. Going to church and getting closer to God ought to be the highlight of my weekend. When I was younger and oh so far from the Lord, the weekends were always good because if nothing else we were going to get drunk. That sounds sad when I think about it now, but that's what constituted a good weekend. Now, that I have Christ my weekends are always guaranteed to be good because I can go to church and participate in it's activities.
My weekend will be good because no matter what else happens I can go and praise God. No matter how hard the week has been I can go and worship God. No matter what else happens I can commune with my creator who loved me enough to lay down his life to cover my sins and restore a broken fellowship bridging the chasm between his perfection and my sinful humanity (John 3:16, Romans 5:6 – 8). I can go and fellowship with likeminded people who face the same obstacles and struggles I do and we can encourage one another. I can go and serve others and sacrifice in God's house.
I hope to attain to this dear ladies level and be able to say yeah my weekend was good because I went to church. How about you? Do you have a restored relationship with God that allows you to say my weekend was good because I went to church and fellowshipped with the Almighty?