Sunday used to be a day of worship. And let me stress the word, DAY, not hour, not two hours, but a day. Soon the pharmacies would be open. After all, medicine is important, so stay open all day just in case someone forgot to buy some Friday, or got sick over the weekend. (Or they could have opened on an emergency basis ONLY when someone called and needed medicine.) Then gas stations would be open. After all, don’t want someone to run out of gas and be stranded. That is understandable. (But couldn’t they have filled up their tanks every Friday?)
Soon everyone else joined in and opened from 1 to 6 Sunday afternoons. Get a little profit in between services. But no, they couldn’t stop there. Have to get ahead, have to be available 24/7:
Now Sundays are just another day off. The only difference is spending one or two hours at church. Then we go right back into the world, shopping, cooking, cleaning, working, going to the movies, or whatever we do every other day.
But I’m writing this to tell you-to encourage you-that one of these days, everything we do will be totally for Jesus. He is why we live. He is why we breathe. He is why we get up in the morning. When we get to heaven, the world will not be in our way, for Jesus will be Lord right here on earth. Revelation 21:2-5 says:
I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”
Until then, we can live for Jesus down here. Everything we do, everything we say, everywhere to go, if can all be for the Glory of God. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2) Let us set our hearts and minds on things above (Col. 3:1-2) We can live, work, play, etc. as if we were in the very presence of God Himself.
For in we live and move and have our being. All things were created by Him and for Him. Let us give glory to God every day, all day.