As we’ve been going through our series on R.E.S.T., I’ve more than once found myself reminded of a song by the band Alabama. The song is I’m In A Hurry (And Don’t Know Why) and many days, it feels like it describes the urgency that we can find ourselves living in. One verse says “Oh, I hear a voice/ That says I’m running behind/ I better pick up my pace/ It’s a race and there ain’t no room for someone in second place/ I’m in a hurry to get things done/ Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun.”

Our culture is one that rewards busy-ness and over scheduling, even from a young age. We take pride in being on the go 24/7. But is this healthy? Is this what God desires for us? This weekend in worship we’ll be looking at Sabbath. Is this one of those ancient practices from the Bible that doesn’t really have a place in modern society? (Hint: it IS one of the commandments! Exodus 20:8-11) How does God value rest? (Another hint: Genesis 1:31-2:3) What might this look like for our lives today?

And, finally, for those of you who just can’t get I’m In A Hurry (And Don’t Know Why) out of your head, here’s a link for the song:

Looking forward to worshiping with you this weekend!

Rev. Kim



Stop by before or after worship this weekend to learn about the many small group opportunities here at Normal First. Some are on-going groups while others are launching for the first time.

This Week in Worship – September 8 & 9, 2018