Dublin First United Methodist Church
Friday, May 26, 2017
To reach, teach and serve others in the name and love of Jesus Christ

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Tyler’s Take

 

It is hard to believe that summer is just around the corner! This means that soon the kids/grand kids will be out of school, the weather will be warming up (even more than it has already) and vacations will be taken by us to places near and far.  This is the nature of the summer season, we take advantage of warm weather and look forward to experiencing the  vacations we have planned with our family and friends.  This season is therefore a joyous time of year to relax a bit, enjoy the beautiful weather and escape from the stresses of work and school for a brief period of time.

 This is generally a very good thing. Taking time to relax is beneficial in many ways and is even biblical.  God modeled this behavior when He  created the earth in six days and rested on the seventh day.  Later God  believed so much in the importance of rest, or Sabbath, that He included it as a command to His people in the Ten Commandments themselves.  For this reason, I encourage you this summer, if you are able, to take time off and rest in whatever way benefits your life.  Take a trip – visit the grandkids, take the kids to Disney World, go to the beach – enjoy this  season as we are meant to do, with physical relaxation and spiritual renewal.

 

Enjoy yourselves but remember that summer is by far the lowest time of the year in the life of the church.  It is low in terms of attendance, participation and financial giving.  Keep this in mind as you enjoy this summer and all that it offers to you and your family.  Remember that we still have plenty of ministry to do during this season. We still have much to do in the life of our church and we still have a God who loves us beyond measure to worship in the church we love.  Therefore, I say this,  enjoy your summer and all that it has to offer, but do not forget about your church and your God in the midst of all of your travels and vacations.