When we think of summertime we begin to think about relaxing and summer activities, taking vacation trips, and generally taking time off from our regular activities and responsibilities at work and at church. But what about God? Recently Rebecca Chase found this devotional article about God taking the summer off.
God Takes the Summer Off
(excerpt from a devotional article – origin unknown)
We are sorry to inform you that God will not be available during the summer beginning on June 1st. He feels He deserves some time off, so He has canceled His normal duties for the summer.
He has agreed to send the sun and rain occasionally when He happens to be in town, but so far as answering prayers for the needs of your family, please don’t count on Him.
God has let church leaders know that they should not plan any outreach efforts or mission trips during the summer—or at least if they do, they will have to do it without Him because He plans to be gone a lot to see relatives, baseball games and the like. God has expressed the opinion that we should find someone else to take His place.
Then we reminded Him of His promise, “Surely I will be with you always,” but He said He didn’t realize when He said it that it meant going two or three years without a break. He expressed His sincere regret and hopes that it will not cause anyone any inconvenience.
God may be contacted any time after September 1st at which time He hopes to get back into the routine. “Please defer all requests until then,” He requested.
Aren’t you glad God doesn’t take the summer off?
(And as you will see in the full First Press Issue – neither does FPCC!)