Sunday, February 2, 2020
What happened to Sunday?
The Church Bus
In the early years of our country 1492 up to the 1960s methinks, Sunday was a day of REST. Farmers did only the necessary chores feeding and watering the farm animals.
Working dads and moms used the DAY Of REST. Us church folk attended church services, some two services. Since my dad was a preacher he worked Sunday. In most all families the mamas worked Sunday too, some had dinner prepared after fixing breakfast, before morning church services and Sunday dinner was notorious for GREAT food. Then the mama fixed supper. But at least most older folk had a chance for a nap on Sunday after noon.
It was sort of ‘free time’ for kids to leisurely play, maybe even baseball, explore or just sit around and talk. Many games were played. There was Tag, hide and seek, Red Rover maybe even getting to the creek for a swim.
If anyone needed groceries they were out of luck on Sunday, grocery stores, dry goods and hardware stores did not open on Sundays. Very few gas stations did.
BUT now in our world, there is not much difference in Sunday and other days. Our weeks are so filled, we catch up on Sunday. Organized Kids sports are even scheduled, that further ties up mom and dad. Any shopping can be done. With many men it is time to work on the car, working 40-50 hours a week doesn’t leave much time.
Oh yes, and for many, Sunday is the only day they have to play with the big people’s toys we have worked so hard to buy. That boat, dirt bike, 4 wheeler, snow mobile, mudder truck or camper (to name a few) demands attention.
With things so bad in Europe in WWII it seemed to some that no prayers were answered. To rephrase a line by the underground leader in ‘A Bridge too Far’.God is gone, and I miss HIM…. Sunday, the day of rest, is gone, and I miss it.