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Our theme for this month: “How to inhabit time”
Our Bible verse for today: “I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:2 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “Happier than a camel on Wednesday”
Some of you may remember the commercial from the GEICO insurance company a few years ago. It featured a happy talking camel walking through an office building on a Wednesday. At one point the camel encounters a stressed and unhappy office worker and he says to him, “Hey Carl, do you know what day it is? Do ya? Do ya? Huh? Huh? Come on, say it, “It’s hump day!”
Wednesday is often referred to as “hump day” because it’s the midpoint of the traditional Monday-Friday workweek. Once you get over the hump of Wednesday, it’s all downhill to the weekend. The reason the camel loves hump day is because, well, the camel has a hump. So technically hump day is his day. And therefore, presumably, camels are especially happy on Wednesdays.
Monday-Friday workers tend to love hump day because it leads them to their favorite time of the week, the weekend. As a Pastor I’m not a Monday through Friday worker, because by necessity my schedule has to be more fluid than that. But I am a big fan of hump day – and for the same reason – I love the weekend. Saturday is frequently a day of recreation for me and Sunday is the Lord’s Day. It’s the day of the week when I get to be with my church family as we gather for worship and fellowship.
King David saw it that way too. That’s what he was describing in Psalm 122:1. He loved going to the house of God with the people of God, and he looked forward to it. Was he happier than a camel on Wednesday? Maybe. They had lots of camels in those days, and in Psalm 122:1 David sure does seem to be pretty happy, and for the right reason – he was headed to church! Is that how you think about going to church? Is Sunday the best day of the week for you? I hope it is.
We have practical jokers in our church, so I won’t be too surprised if there are camel-related pranks or jokes this Sunday. But I’ll settle for happy hearts and big smiles – just a bunch of joyful, smiling Christians, happier on Sunday than a camel on Wednesday.
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