The best time of the year is right around the corner – Summer! I hope you enjoy the heat, vacations, and time with family and friends as much as I will. With the change in routines that summer brings, it can be easy to let important things disappear. I want to encourage you to make this summer a time of drawing closer to God.
“I’m busy, too busy” seems a recurring refrain in most casual conversations. And I can certainly relate. As Christians, our lives should be joyful, filled with joy (John 15:11). When we fill every day/week without building space to rest, refocus, reflect, or worship; our joy dissipates like fog in the sunshine. It’s gone, but we didn’t notice it leaving or how it left. And frankly, our absence of joy can harm those nearest us. What can we do?
You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.