Certain days of the year are anticipated by people. Usually these days are cause for a special day of recognition. Man has decided to place importance on many things, like holidays, birthdays, family reunions, graduations, weddings and the list goes on. Perhaps there are things that you and your family have made important enough that a special day is set aside to remember it.
No matter how you feel about those so called “special days”, there is a day that all Christians should anticipate and recognize as unique and very special. That day comes every week and in fact, begins each week. That day is the ‘first day of the week’, the ‘Lord’s Day’ or now called Sunday. This day should be the most special day of the week for Christians, because God has deemed it so.
Christians are commanded to assemble on this day to worship the God of Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ. There are many things that distinguish Christians from the practices of those outside of Christ. One of those is meeting and worshipping as commanded in the New Testament.
Anticipating this day is also what all Christians should do. Consider this passage: Hebrews 10:23-25 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; 24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
Each Sunday is special in its own way, when one prepares their mind properly to worship the Lord then a wonderful experience is the result. God is the reason for gathering, to praise and adore Him in song, to listen to a portion of His Holy Bible being taught, to pray to Him, to remember the death of His Son by partaking of the Lord’s Supper, and by giving of our means to support the work of the church. Worshipping God is to be done reverently, purposefully, and joyfully.
It should be no question, by a devout Christian as to whether they will attend or not, if physically able to do so. In fact, it should be the most anticipated day, each and every week.
If one is a Christian then all of our actions should show our dedication to the Lord. He is good and has given us all things necessary for us to know Him and love Him in a proper manner. We should not desire to change or add to what He has commanded in any way, but to trust that He has given us the best way to please Him.
As each Sunday approaches, may all Christians desire to assemble and honor God in Christ. May we then relish in the memory of that Sunday until the next week comes. If the local elders in the congregation have set a day for midweek Bible Study, may each one desire to attend that as well, as a ‘booster shot’ until the next Sunday arrives.
What a blessing when Christians assemble on each Sunday for the purpose of growing and maintaining a deep faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. That should cause us all to look at Sunday as a most special day.