Day 6… November 6
Today I am grateful for Sundays.
Once I was at a gathering of some ladies that I attend church with and we were playing a “Get to Know You” game.
One of the questions was, “What is your favorite day of the week?”
I took no time writing my answer. Sunday.
I love Sundays. They are my favorite day of the week. I look forward to Sundays. I need Sundays.
For some that seems the exact opposite of how they feel.
I have several friends and family members who dread Sundays because they are already worrying about Monday and going back to work. They are stuck in the anxiety of the week ahead.
Gratefully, I love my work and what I am able to do so that is not something I struggle with at the present moment.
For others, particularly of my faith, Sundays can be a long day. Especially as a mother of younger children, or someone in a leadership position.
We attend church for 2 hours each week and it isn’t always at the most opportune time. Yes, there are other times we could attend, but we are encouraged to attend our own “ward” or congregation that is determined by geographical area.
For those with small children particularly that can be difficult for meal times and naptimes. And the fact that the first hour is for the entire congregation together…. kids sitting listening to speakers for that long is hard more often than not.
For those in leadership positions in our faith, various other meetings might happen on Sundays. All the positions in our congregations are volunteer rather than paid so we are all doing our best to serve in our community as well as working our normal jobs throughout the week.
Even with all of that, I love Sundays!
It is easier now that my kids are mostly grown.
Sundays are a day that is different than any other day of the week for me. I listen to different things. I read and study different things. I don’t work. I spend time being still. I spend time with my family (when they allow that :)). I dress differently than other days. It is a different day because I want it to be.
For me, I am grateful to partake of the sacrament on Sunday each week at church in remembrance of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. It is a renewal of my commitment to God to show I am willing to always remember Him.
It is also a day to strengthen our extended families.
On the first Sunday of the month, we have a Zoom call with our extended family that can attend. My dad and his new wife, along with all my siblings and spouses and as many of our kids as can, meet together to talk and learn gospel principles. We get to know more about each other’s lives. We develop bonds with each other. It is a time I look forward to each month.
“And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:” -Mark 2:27 KJV
For me, Sundays are a gift from God to rest from the rest of the worldly things that fill my week. A day He gives us for spiritual and physical renewal.
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And as always…..Remember…..It’s ALL good!!