The SEC Network launched a campaign just ahead of the opening of the unusual 2020 football season to try and engage their fans during this atypical year. It’s called #ShowYourSaturday. They are asking for photos or videos of how fans are supporting their team, using that hashtag. No doubt, there will be tons of pictures especially of children and pets or grown men acting like children. It’s about staying connected and showing team spirit. I saw a commercial promoting racial harmony, how fans of all races and backgrounds come together each Saturday, the day most college games are played, as part of a common fan base and transcend their differences. The encouragement was to “show your Saturday” for the rest of the week.
That struck me immediately! What about God’s people? We come together each Sunday to honor God, to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, to remember our Savior’s sacrifice, and to recenter our focus. We sing songs pledging commitment, faithfulness, obedience, and holiness. We hear sermons urging us to be dedicated to our purpose as Christians. We enjoy each other’s company before and after services, even eating together or hanging out.
The challenge for each of us, Monday through Saturday, is to “show our Sunday.” Yes, to be who we are “at church” when out in the world, unlike Jeremiah’s peers who acted one way in the temple and another way away from it (Jer. 7:3-7). But also to be “day by day” Christians (Acts 2:46), fellowshipping with one another and showing the faith we display when we’re together on the Lord’s Day. The lost are usually attracted to Christ on the weekdays by Christians who “show their Sunday.” The world is waiting for us to show them the way! Let’s “show our Sunday”!