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Playing Hooky

A few weeks ago, one Sunday morning before church, at about 9:00, I’m on a walk in my subdivision.

While I’m walking, one of my neighbors drives up beside me, lets down her car window, and then says, “Pastor, you’re playing hooky today?”

I answer, “Nah. Our service doesn’t start ’til 11:00.”

When she pulls off, the more I think about her words. When you play hooky, you skip out. You miss a day. You make yourself unavailable.

The good news for us is that God never plays hooky. God never misses a day. God is always available.