Mike Yaconelli wrote this book about the adventure of childlike faith a few years ago. I just picked it back up and was rereading a little. I found myself in the middle of his chapter about Daring Playfulness. It was a good reminder.
“Play is an expression of God’s presence in the world; one clear sign of God’s absence in society is the absence of playfulness and laughter. Play is not an escape; it is the way to release the life-smothering grip of busyness, stress, and anxiety.”
I had planned a worship time with the students tonight where we’d talk about the fact that God wants our hearts, not just our butts in the church chairs a couple times a week. Some music, a video, discussion groups… Instead, we’re gonna play!
Don’t forget to play with God…