And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.
2 Thessalonians 3: 13
What a wonderful time of year! Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming, the temperature is warming and people are getting back outside! It can only mean one thing is upon us… Spring Break! It’s that week when kids are out of school, adults take off of work and we head out on the open road to have some time away. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I encourage families to take this break and to spend quality time together. It is so important! However, when is it alright to take a break from doing what is right and good? A break from living the way God called us too? The answer…Never.
Now don’t misunderstand me, we all need a break, vacation, time away. We need to get away from our schedules. We need to see new things. We need to re-energize ourselves. We need to put the phones and laptops down and just enjoy what is going on around us. We need to encounter new people, new places, new foods, new fun! We get tired and we need a break. We need a rest. But, never tire of doing what is good… why? It may cost someone seeing Jesus through you.
Vacation is such a great time to encounter new people. Some of those people may have never heard the truth of Jesus. You may be the only representation of the Gospel they have experienced. Paul encourages us to never tire of doing good, because people can see the truth of the Bible through our actions without ever hearing our words. Now, God may lead us to a time of sharing and we should obey if He does. But if we continue to do good and we show love and kindness to those we meet, at either home or on vacation, people will remember.
Let’s Land The Plane…
We need breaks, that is a fact. But, never take a break from doing good. People are God’s creation. He loves each and every one. No matter what they look like or where they are from, always treat people the way God calls us too. With love and respect. And with the truth of the Gospel being seen in our lives.