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Summary: Some people think of Sunday as Funday. No Sabbath, No Worship No Worship, No Christ No Christ, No Morals No Morals than what?

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Is. 58:13-14

Ge.2:2-3

Ex. 20:8

Lk.4:31, Lk.6:6, Lk.13:10, Lk.l4:l, Jn 5:16,18

Jn:9:16

- Jn 5:16

- Some people think of Sunday as Funday

- TWO OPEN LETTERS TO GOD

You see God it’s like this . . . We could attend church more faithfully if Your day came at some other time. You have chosen a day that comes at the end of a hard week, when we are all tired out. NOT only that, but it is the day following Saturday night when we have a party or attend some other social/recreational activity, and usually it is after midnight before we get home. In fact, the children are often late for Sunday School because it is difficult for us to get up early enough to be on time. It is usually after 9:00 o’clock before we get the breakfast dishes washed, and than it is time to think about Sunday dinner.

You have picked out the very day on which the morning paper takes the longest to read and the day on which we have the biggest dinner. Then, too, we must think of Dad. He is cooped up in the office all weed and Sunday morning is the only time to clean the car and for doing odd jobs around the house. And you do know how he enjoys fishing, and You can’t blame him for going when he can. The whole family enjoys a picnic, and Sunday is the only time the family can have some recreation together.

I am telling You all these things, God, because I want You to see our viewpoint and that it is not our fault we are not able to go to church. We would like to go and we know we should, but the real reason we cannot go is that You have chosen the wrong day. If You will select another day, we shall give it further consideration.

Sincerely, I. M. Delinquent

Dear God

I am writing to express the hope that in the months ahead You will not be too disappointed if I don’t show up regularly at church. It’s been a hard winter and we have been "cooped up" so long. It seems that the weekends are the only time we can get away. The rest of the week I have to work for a living.

We shall be going on vacation before long and, as You fully realize, vacations are getting more expensive every year. So, I trust that You will be patient if we should fall behind in our contributions. We hope to keep up when we get back. After our vacation we should be more relaxed; then maybe we can take a more active part. Since we know of Your love and mercy, we know You will understand and forgive our absence. Looking forward to seeing you next fall, I remain, Yours Forever.

Dear Yours Forever:

Your explanatory note has just arrived and I want you to know that 1 fully understand just how you feel. Quite a few have written Me along these same lines. But I must confess that I hadn’t expected to receive a letter of this kind from you. I had counted on your being in church now that the weather has turned for the better.

1 have just taken out of My file a note received from you last winter in which you explained that the snow and cold had made it difficult to get to church. I love you in spite of your inconsistency and I’m ready to forgive if you honestly mean to do better. But let Me remind you what it cost Me to forgive you ... the life of My Beloved Son.


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