Why? Because they know about people who are struggling, and feel bad or guilty that they’re out having a good time anyway.
But today I’d like to encourage you to make time to do fun things.
Granted, I don’t think it’s wise if your idea of “fun” is knocking mailboxes off their poles with a bat, painting graffiti, or getting blitzed out of your mind. What I’m talking about here is God-honouring fun that puts a smile on your face and renews your soul.
Going on an outing with some friends, watching a sporting event or concert, or planning some other kind of new excursion or adventure with people who make you laugh can be just what the doctor ordered to help you renew yourself for the battle of life.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 and 4 says: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens… a time to weep and a time to laugh…”
Wouldn’t your days be more renewing if, alongside cultivating your relationship with God, you intentionally made time for some laughter?
Life can get get tough. So make time for fun.
By Matthew Ruttan
- “Why is the ‘good news’ good for you?” Here’s an introduction to the subject and 28-minute podcast that explores what the good news (or gospel) of Christianity is, and three reasons why it is good news for you personally (and for all of us collectively).
- My new book called “Up!” has arrived! You can order it on Amazon here. You can also get copies this Sunday at Westminster Church in Barrie.
- Bible quotes are from the New International Version.