In October we did an Escape Room with the youth group. If you’re unfamiliar with this, it’s a room or series of rooms where a group is locked in together and they must work together to solve puzzles while using clues in order to escape the room. It’s really a lot of fun and our group had a blast!
It was fun watching our kids work together as they were sometimes scared, (one room was in the dark with flashlights), and often stumped. Then, as they drew from each other’s talents and strengths, you could see that the problem was about to be solved.
Isn’t it always just a little bit easier when we have help???
Sure it is, in almost every situation in life. I believe that life is meant to be lived in relationship. First vertical, in relationship with God, then horizontal, relationship with others. The 10 commandments seem to suggest that as well. The first 4 are about our relationship with our Creator, while the last six deal with how we live and treat others around us.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says:
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
We are better together!
I say all of this to set up the fact that I’m so happy we are starting back our Sunday School and our Wednesday evening programs. I’m thrilled that the choir is about to start singing again, I’m looking forward to seeing more faces in worship and around the table. I’m so excited to be face to face with the youth again!
This month is Thanksgiving. I love this holiday, not just because of the food, but because of the togetherness of family and friends. And we should be thankful for the church. God has truly given us a gift in being part of the Church. We have each other!
I don’t think that an escape room would be impossible to do by yourself, but it sure wouldn’t be as much fun.
I feel the same way about life!
46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
By Johnny Brown, Youth Director