Posted by: R M White | 03/27/2011

Sunday – The Lord’s Day

Well over a year ago I wrote a note called Sundays Are the Best and you know what? I still feel that way. However, my Sundays here in Santa Rosa are so different than my traditional Sunday in the States … or even how they were in Argentina or Nigeria. All because we meet in the evening  … Yep, our worship time takes place when the most people can come and because so many of our folks work every day, the evenings are what works.

Well, the schedule of the day is different but the heart of today – the highlight – is still the gathering of the Saints. We come together to sing, take the Lord’s supper, read the word, listen to it preached and we pray together. It’s a lovely time. It’s set apart and more special than all the other hours of our week. It is a public recognition of praise to our Father and a public remembrance of our Savior that proclaims to the world that we are a part of the Way. We gather as family and we rejoice in the fact that we are called out to be different.

Thanks be to God, in all His wisdom, He set this time for us to not only acknowledge Him but made sure we had this time to re-energize, re-group, re-fortify our armor so we can again meet the world with our best selves. We are strengthened by our time together.

 

Psalm 122

1 I rejoiced with those who said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the LORD.”

Isaiah 2:

3 Many peoples will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
to the house of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
so that we may walk in his paths.”
The law will go out from Zion,
the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Colossians 3:

15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: