What Should I Do This Summer?
Most of us naturally have more available time in the summer months. School is either out of session or at least the work is less rigorous, sports leagues die down, church Bible studies take a break, and our life seems to be quiet for a moment.
And then the activities hit.
Trips for ice cream, outdoor concerts, sitting around the pool, hiking, swimming, fishing, going to the beach, spontaneous road trips, late-night burgers, movies, board games - I could go on. Even without spending any money you could easily pack your summer with loads of exciting things to do.
But should we?
The urgency of the great commission (Matthew 28:18-20) doesn’t diminish because we have swimming lessons. The beauty of the cross (Romans 5:6-8) doesn’t fade because you finally got museum passes from the library. While it is not at all wrong to have fun this summer and enjoy the people and opportunities God gives you, we must remain focused on the cross. It may be a break from work or school, but it’s not a break from your life as a Christian.
By all means go to a museum, visit the zoo, try a new restaurant - just remember that the people you interact with this summer may have never heard of the hope of Jesus. I would encourage you to try and be intentional and genuine in connecting with the people the Lord places in your path. They may have hurt in their hearts or bitterness against God that is driving them to resentment and loneliness. You can be a bright light of love and forgiveness in their life. You can be a voice for the gospel and a sweet friend to their hurting soul. Be bold with your faith, share the love of Christ, and use your summer well!
Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
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