A couple of years ago, country music singer Craig Morgan recorded the song which is the title of this post. Here are some of his lyrics:
Ooh, new believers gettin’ baptized,
Momma’s hands raised up high,
Havin’ a Hallelujah good time
A smile on everybody’s face.
That’s what I love about Sunday.
Recently I heard it again on the radio. It is a very cool song and if you have never heard it I encourage you to give it a listen. Hearing it again caused me to think of what I love about Sundays.
I love seeing my two little girls in their Sunday-best dresses. What a gift they are from God to me and Terri. If you are a parent, you know that sometimes Sunday mornings are not easy with little kids, but-wow- when they are in their Sunday dresses they look like little angels- even if they do not always act that way! 🙂
I love Bible class. It seems I am in the minority based upon attendance, but what a great time to study and fellowship. The donuts don’t hurt either.
I love the beginning of worship when we stand and sing a medley of songs. There is just a buzz in the air- anticipating the blessings that flow through song. God is working in his people at this time.
I love sitting by my wife. Terri is another wonderful gift God has given me. I love the way she snuggles up to me and sits close. I love holding hands with her as we pray.
I love communion. What would worship be without it? It is all about Jesus.
I love to preach! It is who I am and what I do and I try to put as much into the prep work and delivery as I can so that others can love this time too! I hope they do.
I love “family time”. This is what we call the point in worship where God’s invitation is extended. We call it this because we encourage God’s family here to share their needs then- to request prayers and share hearts. Very frequently our hearts our touched by words shared during this special time.
I love lazy Sunday afternoons. The song references this too. I do not get them often, but when I do it is wonderful. I knew one brother who reserved every Sunday afternoon for nap time. I see nothing wrong with that.
I love Share Groups. Here we meet in homes in small groups on Sunday nights. I love the interaction this setting encourages and I love the way it encourages hospitality.
I love the quiet of bedtime. This gives me the chance not just to pray, but to reflect on all the blessings of Sunday. And I praise God for giving us the gift of this day to honor and worship him.
That is what I love about Sunday. How about you? What do you love?