Challenging Thought for Today: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Exodus 20:11
TGIF. Thank God, it’s Friday. It’s the weekend. Friday Fun Day. Casual Friday.
You’ve heard them all. I know you have seen the Facebook memes comparing work enthusiasm on Monday to Friday. Someone peeps out from under the covers on Monday, trying to muster up enough energy to drag themselves in for the start of another workweek. Then you see the same person in their car leave work burning rubber on Friday. I don’t say this judgmentally. I feel you. I have posted a couple of Facebook Friday memes myself and have eased out the door (with permission of course) a little early on Fridays. However, as I had one of my many TGIF moments today, I started to reflect on today’s challenging thought.
Now, I know that the general work force’s fascination with Fridays does not stem from the fact that it’s a day of rest, because surely none of you would go to work on Friday and spend the whole day doing nothing but waiting for quitting time, would you?
My point is that the Lord spent a full 6 days working to create this beautiful world for us. Then he sanctified the 7th day as the Sabbath and blessed it for us. I could go into a little bit of reflection here on the fact that while Friday is for most people the end of the workweek, it is not a workweek Sabbath or day of rest. But, I don’t want to burst your Friday bubble, so I’ll take off my supervisor hat and put back on my Friday fun hat as I finish my lunch break. Today’s challenge is super simple.
Reflect on those blessings that bring you to TGIF. That could include your faith, your family, or your job. Whether you are working or unemployed, you still made it through another week. No matter what your week looked like, someone in your circle of influence is glad you were a part of theirs. And, even if your calendar for next week is already full, at least you have a couple of days of rest before you have to deal with it.
It’s the Weekend. Enjoy it.