I know. You’re either crying – jumping up and down – confused – cold – or – saying, ‘makes sense to me.’
Could we have church & are the roads gonna be okay? Perhaps. Perhaps not. Not fully convinced either way.
Is everyone’s normal schedule ‘thrown off’ due to school and work being adjusted? Yes.
Could families actually have NOTHING to do tonight and NOWHERE to be tonight and actually have a night – at home – TOGETHER?
With all these – and several other – factors considered, the decision was made – Cancel services.
This, then, begs a HUGE question: “What in the world does a Southern Baptist family do on a Wednesday night when there is no church?” Gasp.
Let me offer 10 suggestions:
#1. Eat Supper . . . Together. . . Without ANY Media. . . and . . . talk.
#2. Watch the Olympics . . . Together. . . Keep a Tab of All Countries You See Represented . . . then PRAY together for the Gospel to go forward in those countries.
#3. Keep the TV and Computers and Phones off for an hour (at least!) and . . . play a board game. . . Together.
#4. Fathers and Sons – watch the Duke/North Carolina basketball game tonight . . . Together.
#5. Do S’mores around the fireplace . . . together. . . and laugh at each other trying to eat them.
#6. Read . . . Together . . . John 11:1-44 and ask: “What do we learn about Jesus from this passage?”
#7. Dads – before bed, lead a short prayer . . . out loud – and ask God to show each member of your family – by name – His glory and beauty and majesty and power.
#8. Read . . . Together . . . Deuteronomy 6:1-9 and ask: “How can we do this as a family?” Get ideas. . . make a plan.
Whatever you do – don’t waste a night at home with nothing to do and nowhere to go.
What are some other ways families can be intentional tonight? Comment below. Let’s help each other!