This morning I walked by our grandfather clock and noticed it had stopped. It does that every once in a while. If I forget to wind it up once a week it will come to a halt when the chains and bars reach the bottom of their run.
This morning I wound it up again and set it back in motion. As I was winding it up the thought hit me that we are a lot like that clock. Once a week we need to be wound up again. We need to be inspired, focused and reminded of our purpose in life. If it has been a difficult week, we need to be loved by friends and reminded that God loves us too. That is why attending worship services is so important.
If you have been feeling discouraged lately, head back to church and get your batteries charged again. You will come away ready to face the world again with a new swing in your step.