“On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight.” (Acts 20:7)
Many hold this day in very high regard. Many will cease work, plan their whole day accordingly, spend the day with family and friends, prepare loads of food, engage in some sort of pre-game ritual, then nestle in to the favorite recliner to watch the highly-anticipated game. Yep, it’s Super Bowl Sunday, and millions will be glued to their television sets tonight. Many will choose not to attend the evening worship assembly tonight. This day will rake in millions upon millions of dollars for the NFL and its associates. This day is so lucrative that a simple 30-second commercial spot costs millions to air. This day is super alright, but it has nothing to do with a football game. This day is amazing and special because it is the Lord’s Day. It is the day that our Lord conquered death by rising from the dead. It is the day that our Lord’s kingdom had its beginning. It is the day wherein we have the great privilege of gathering together to worship the only true and living God. Every Sunday is a blessing, an opportunity to worship God and give and gain encouragement from our brethren. Every Sunday is a day that we should refuse to treat like just another day. Why not anticipate each Lord’s Day like we do Super Bowl Sunday? Why don’t we take off work, plan our whole day accordingly, spend the day with our spiritual family, enjoy food and fellowship together, and use this day to honor the Lord? Every Sunday is Super Sunday!
“Heavenly Father, thank you for the first day of the week. Thank you for what that day means to us. Thank you for the privilege of gathering to worship you each Sunday. Help us to realize just how valuable and important each Lord’s Day is. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”