I want to encourage us to look at this summer with optimism, because I believe we have an awesome opportunity to rethink the summer strategy and not simply focus on how different our summer schedules are. How we navigate these three calendar months can provide an opportunity to shape our ministries for years if not decades to come.
Paul writes in 1 Tim. 4:6-10 of our focus, where we spend the resources of our lives. Unfortunately, many people today immerse into godless ideas and unhelpful opinions (see cable news networks, talk radio, and social media feeds, for example). Rather, we should focus our energy and time on growing in godliness.
Bezalel was chosen by God to oversee the building of the tabernacle. He worked hard. He built something beautiful and God glorifying. And yet, we barely know his name. Could it be that we barely know his name because his name is not what is important? Bezalel may not be remembered by many of us, but his work is.