It’s the most anticipated time of year for school kids – summer vacation!
Put away the pencils and books; leave the desk behind and homework will be a distant memory.
It sounds idyllic!
That is, until the kids start uttering those two words, “I’m bored!”
I don’t remember being bored during the summer.
It seems I couldn’t get outside quick enough to play with the neighborhood kids.
Better yet, when I was in my early teens, mom would drive my cousin, Danny, and me from Baytown and drop us off at my grandparent’s house in East Texas.
We had more than enough to keep us busy despite the fact that there was only one TV channel.
We picked vegetables, rode bicycles, built fence, went to church, visited neighbors, and swam in the pond. We had a great time but were never bored.
I imagine some would find church boring but not me.
I find worshipping, praising, and learning about Jesus very exciting.
I’m reminded of the story of one man that was excited about Jesus coming to his town.
There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector in the region, and he had become very rich. He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree beside the road, for Jesus was going to pass that way. Luke 19:2-4
He was a rich man and could afford anything to keep himself occupied; never bored.
His desire to see Jesus prompted him to climb a tree. But what happened next was more exciting; when Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. “Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.”
Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy. Luke 19:5-6
His greatest joy was Jesus coming to his house.
It is exciting to meet with Jesus each day.
For the school kids getting out for the summer, I would advise to start each day by meeting with Jesus. You’ll never be bored!