“So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.…” – Ecclesiastes 8:15
Every once in a while, I will hear someone utter their cause of not coming to Christ is because Christianity is simply a long list of things you cannot do. Well sure, if you count things like murder, thievery and adultery but otherwise, this the biggest lie anyone can tell themselves. This blog isn’t to delve into all the wonderful reasons forming a relationship with Jesus will lead to a happier, more fulfilled eternal life but to explain that it is possible to have fun while loving and worshiping the savior.
This past weekend, my family and a few friends visited a sister church who was hosting a concert featuring one of our favorite bands, 64 to Grayson. Even though we were in a church, surrounded by folks of all ages and pews galore, everyone was having fun. Not just fun, but a blast. The band played their heartfelt ballads and their toe tapping tunes and when I looked around all I seen were clapping hands and lots of smiles. Sure there were a few no no’s in the ways of most concerts…there were NO alcoholic beverages…there were NO curse words and there were NO half-naked back-up dancers but there was lots of laughter and better yet…praises for the savior who brought us all together.
The concert wasn’t an isolated occurrence. Every week, we attend a church service where we meet for a potluck dinner beforehand. This is always a time of laughs, amazing food and a chance to get to know people. Believe it or not, there is usually a constant stream of activities geared for the Christian crowd including concerts, movies, local theater, museums, restaurants and scheduled fellowship events such as wiener roasts, picnics, bus trips and so much more. In fact, things like these usually keeps my family’s schedule pretty full!
Knowing and loving Jesus does not mean you are resorted to a life of mundane evenings and no social life. Jesus came to give us life, not take it away!
Jesus said, “…I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10).
The opening scripture (Ecclesiastes 8:15) tells us we are to enjoy life. I just wanted to throw out there that a relationship with Jesus is life-changing, wonderful, redeeming, peaceful and so much more, but let’s not forget…FUN!
Now tell me, does anyone in this picture look like they are not having fun?
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