Sunday, September 8, 2013
Fall into Fall...
Can you feel it?
I think Fall is almost here! Football, leaves changing colors, cooler weather, and sweatshirts. I really enjoy the Fall. Don't get me wrong Summer is fun and excited but I get hot really easy. Winter is too cold and Spring brings about what little allergy issues I have. Fall is perfect, the cooler temperatures are perfect. I can wear shorts and a sweatshirt and them switch over to jeans when it gets too cold. I like to be outside more in the Fall because the air is crisp the sun doesn't burn so much and the world seems to move at a slower pace.
The world seems to make a change. Now I know that we see a lot of that change as the grass turns brown and the leaves fall from the trees but people seem to change as well in the Fall. I know that people seem to change for every season but during the Fall there is a new found love of life. People get excited about cooler temps, tailgating, the fair, and football. All of these show that people love the cooler Fall weather and love some football.
I think there is one problem with Fall and that is that people have a tendency to allow their full Saturdays to affect their Sundays. When you have a full schedule on a Saturday and tickets to your favorite game you make it seem that it is ok to miss church on Sunday morning. This might be ok for one Sunday but I see where there are families that disappear for the entire football season.
I love football as much as the next person and I will be missing the Sunday after the Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina game because I will be going up to Blacksburg, but we need to remember who gave us football. God provides all that we have including the pig skin that is thrown around on the weekend. He gave us those mascots as well as those sweet uniforms. He gave us the stadium we sit in and the person that announces the game. He gave those kids on the field that are playing their hearts out the talent and ability to play on any given Saturday.
God provides all of the football experience that we have on a Saturday, doesn't he deserve for us to be there on Sunday morning to cheer him on? The crowd should never be thin on a Sunday morning because of football on a Saturday. We are blessed by everything God gives us and it is up to us to make sure that we don't neglect it! Make Sunday just as important as Saturday, heck I'll tailgate with you in the parking lot of church before the 11:00 service!
See you Sunday!