Luke 4: 16.  And Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue, as his custom was, on the Sabbath day.

We all have customs, habits, rituals that we follow. Some are not good and are harmful to our well being. Others are helpful and enrich our lives. I often hear people say, “I don’t need to go to church to be a Christian. I can worship God on the golf course on Sunday morning or while I’m out fishing.” I’ve been passed golf courses on a Sunday morning and the only time I hear God or Jesus Christ mentioned is when they miss that three foot putt. Worship, not just on Christmas and Easter, but regular, every Sunday worship fills our hearts with hope and promise. It informs us that God has forgiven us and gives us direction for our lives. If the Son of God felt that it was important to make every Sabbath a day for worship, why do you think it’s not important to you?    Amen.