So chances are, you're all bummed out. For parents, this might be a time to adjust the schedule and catch up on housework and homework before Friday. Perhaps you get the kids in bed early for a change. So I want to issue a challenge. Take a few moments tonight to open your Bible.
When the schedule gets squeezed, so does our time with the Lord. Take your kids - or if you are just a empty nest couple or an individual - and open Matthew 5 through Matthew 7. It's the three chapters showing the Sermon on the Mount.
The Bible says "blessed are those which hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled" in Matthew 5:6. This Sunday, we begin a series called "The Hunger Games" which gets in depth with the Beatitudes (the Blessed Are's) and the Sermon on the Mount. We're going to get down to earth about the simple teachings of Christ.
A Bible reading church is a world-changing church. Did you feel the energy in church Sunday for Easter? In my opinion, it wasn't because we put on a good show for the holiday. It was because people spent time last week reading the Word and when we showed up for church, the Holy Spirit was already moving in our lives before we got to the building.
Let's do it again. Read hungry, and be filled.
And let it rain. Until tomorrow. I would prefer some sunshine then.
I love you, and these are my thoughts.
Oh, and for good measure, here's a little fitting worship from Michael W. Smith.