How easy it is to get caught up in the pace of life. Our minds are constantly on the go from one thing to another. We spend so much energy planning and plotting that it wipes us out physically. This holds especially true for young families with children in various activities. They seem to run into the house, grab things and then run out as fast as they came in. Everyone is on the go, so we stop by our local fast food place, grab some almost food, and dash on our way. I wonder what God thinks of our rat race lifestyle. I think about Jesus. Consider how much he had to do in three short years, yet in scripture he never appeared “rushed”. In fact, when reading the gospels, personally you get just the opposite feeling, the pace is actually slowed and relaxing. This crazy pace wasn’t always like this, not as far as I can remember growing up. Families took time to sit together at a place called “the dinner table” (all at the same time), and consumed a meal prepared by either mom or dad. And then they did another unusual thing, they talked. They shared their day, their moments, their victories, and even their defeats. This was also the place where God would join the family discussion; and many were taught about God, the bible, life, etc. while at the table. I guess thinking about it, those were the good old days. The concern of our fast paced lifestyles is that is appears with all that we do, we are not drawing closer to God, but actually the reverse is true. Perhaps all of these activities (regardless how valuable they appear) in reality are drawing us further away from God. As we focus our attention and energy on other priorities, we are becoming void of God. Our homes are becoming void of God. Our children are void of God. No wonder there is such a struggle for many to show up for worship on Sunday. Could that be why they appear so disconnected? (we will seek to answer this question next week as we seek to unbusy our lives. Stay tuned).