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Thank God for Sunday Morning

Going to church following the Coronavirus should have given birth to a revived appreciation for worshipping the Lord. Unfortunately, this quickly faded for me. Rather than savor each moment in God’s house, my mind seemed to wander about what I was going to do after the service ended. While riding home from work tonight, the song Thank God for Sunday Morning uplifted my spirit and lite a fire for future Sunday mornings.

Speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices [[e]and instruments] and making melody with all your heart to the Lord, 20 At all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father, Ephesians 5:19-20.

Every Christian has a weakness, and the Devil knows what this is, using this knowledge like a skillful fisherman selecting the perfect bait and tackle, James 1:13-15. My current weakness is attending church regularly due to working night shift the past 8 years. While praying and Studying the Bible has kept me on the straight on narrow, Matthew 7:13-14, I continue to put myself into positions where attending church is like doing a chore that I don’t like.

Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always); 17 Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly]; 18 Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will], 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.

The lyrics to Cochren and Company’s Thank God for Sunday Morning reminds me of an old radio broadcast by Dr. Tony Evans. Tony was one of several guest preachers at a National Christian Conference. This one particular event pastor Evans followed a man who got the crowd fired up with “Jesus died Friday night, but Sunday’s a coming.” This is the mindset that all Christians should develop to keep the Sabbath holy and Thank God for Sunday Morning.

by Jay Mankus

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