Last night Matt and I had the pleasure of serving as well as attending the first Date Night hosted by Southland Christian Church. It was such an incredible time to just hang out with your sweetheart and connect with many other dating, engaged and married couples in the area. There was just such a sense of community and fun in the air that is rare between busy schedules, meetings and other priorities these days. It seems that so often our lives are being lived at such a hectic, fast pace that we can forget how important it is to reach out and hang out with others; at least that how it can be in our family. We forget that we are called to live a life in community with others, not separate and solitary. O how refreshing to the soul it is when you make the time to go out as a family and interact with other families building and investing into their lives as they invest and build into yours! It’s like taking a BIG drink of water after you have just come back from a long run, or waking up from a great nights sleep after a long, tiring day. It’s that feeling of renewal that can only be met through being around others, just how God designed it to be.
So, whether you were at Date Night, on Thursday or Friday night, with our little family or two and 500+ other couples or not I encourage you to go out this weekend and do something fun and refreshing for your family. Something that will breath life back into your soul after a busy week and rejuvenate your marriage! I encourage you to take that step of faith and invite someone to come spend quality time with you and sow into each other lives because that is what we are meant for, that’s what life is all about.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 It’s better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps, But if there’s no one to help, tough! Two in a bed warm each other. Alone, you shiver all night. By yourself you’re unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.