And God said, “My presence will go with you and I will give you rest.”
(Exodus 33:14, NIV)
Every June, we transition from our school year schedule to our summer schedule – Sunday school classes combine, many evening activities stop for the summer, choirs take a break, and our church calendar becomes a little less full. At the same time, our personal calendars fill up with graduations, weddings, vacations, cookouts, birthday parties. But, much like during the school year, it’s all a balance – finding time to be at all of the places that are requesting your time and energy while still finding time to stay connected to God.
So, remember this, brothers and sisters: No matter where your summer schedule takes you, know that God is present with you. With changing schedules, God provides space for us to connect with loved ones, to celebrate with family members, and to find time for a long overdue Sabbath.
As you travel and as you are at church, remember to give thanks that God creates space for us to rest and recharge so that we can start again fresh, being God’s love in the world.
Peace & Blessings,