Those words get me every year. I can still remember back in 2006 when I first experienced daylight savings time applied to my life. See, growing up in central Indiana with many family members in Kentucky, I spent the first years of my life constantly trying to figure out what “lunch at noon” really meant. I told myself every Christmas, “this is how it is, so next year I will remember for sure.” I tried my hardest to lock it in the membrane but to no avail. Next Easter I still had no clue what time lunch at noon was. Kentucky, or at least the part where my family lived, embraced daylight savings time, but we did not. Sometimes, we were on the same time as our relatives, and sometimes we were not. Since we only came together on holidays, there was no way to develop and maintain a routine.
The Christian walk is the same way. Every year at Christmas, many Americans wake up on Sunday and come to church. They try locking it in their membrane saying, I’ll for sure remember but to no avail. Since they only come together on holidays, there is no way to develop and maintain a routine. Easter comes, and they have forgotten all their efforts from the previous year.
Try as we may, without regularity in our routine, we will never remember if we only do something a couple times a year. The Christian journey means meaningful relationships, humbly serving, thoughtful preparation, and the demonstration of grace on the regular. When this becomes a habit, then we will know what it means to spring into action, but until then this will be our battle cry, “I told myself every Christmas, “this is how it is, so next year I will remember for sure.” I tried my hardest to lock it in the membrane but to no avail. Next Easter I still had no clue.” Get a clue by getting a regular routine. You can start this Easter at our 6 AM sunrise service as we join together with North Haven General Baptist Church (1800 Haven Drive 47711) for meal and a message. We will have regular services at 10:30. Look forward to seeing you as we all spring forward to greater things in our Lord.